5 Bible Verses for Maintaining a Healthy Body

(Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake)Students eat a healthy lunch at Marston Middle School in San Diego, California, March 7, 2011.

The Bible states numerous times that a healthy body leads to emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Here are five inspirational Bible verses for maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle.

1) 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."

2) 1 Corinthians 3:17
"If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person; for God's temple is sacred, and you together are that temple."

3) Ephesians 5:29
"After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church."

4) 3 John 2
"Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well."

5) Romans 12:1
"I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship."