Had a recent doctor visit, which is always a good step-back-and-evaluate-how-I'm-doing. At the same time, enrolling in my works Healthy Lifestyles came to my attention. I thought that would be a better way to keep me more on target with what I've been wanting to do and change. So to have this topic come out will be a good way for me to remind myself of what I need to work on.
Here is the scripture passage (found in Doctrine & Covenants, section 89) that contains the majority of the Law of Health:
One of the biggest things I already know I need to work on is the sleeping part of the health law, which is found in Doctrine & Covenants 88:124:
Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; cease to find fault one with another; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated.
I once was feeling bad about the amount of hours that I needed for sleep. But as I talked to a temple co-worker, she reminded me that the law said "cease to sleep longer than is needful." But with my sleep-related health problems, sometimes more than regular amounts of sleep is needful. The law also mentioned retiring to bed early and arising early. I haven't always been so good at that. So that is what I am determined to start with. Though each body is unique and some things are not universal (for example, the amount of sleep I need is not typical for the average adult), I believe that abiding by the basics of this law of health will still bring the benefit to all who strive to live it.