Tag Archive: Maimonides

Frum and Fit: Are We Fulfilling Our Torah Obligation to Take Care of Our Body?

“If a person cared for himself the way he cares for his horse, he would avoid many serious illnesses.  You won’t find a person who gives his horse too much fodder; but he himself eats to excess.  He makes sure his animal gets proper exercise to keep it healthy; but when it comes to himself, he neglects exercise even though this is a fundamental principle in health maintenance and in the prevention of most illnesses.” Maimonides, Hanhagot Habriyot (The Regimen of Healthcare)

As a frum Jew, what are your priorities?  Read this article to get a fresh perspective.

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Guard Your Life

Interesting article that includes sources for taking good care of your health.

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Does the Torah Encourage Exercise or Consider it a Waste of Time?

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The Mitzvot of Health and Exercise; Practical Directions and Mystical Insights

A Rabbi extols the virtues of exercise, good health, martial arts, and Chinese medicine.

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