A Mother's Educational Course for Latter-day Saints

Health/Physiology for 2010

Health/Physiology Overview for 2010


Focus: Healthy Eating

Word of Wisdom -  read and study D&C Section 89.  Review and read this section of the Doctrine and Covenants once each month.

Read at least one book of your choice on healthy eating & take notes, jot down recipes you want to incorporate.  Here are some possible suggestions:
  • The Busy Woman's Guide to Healthy Eating by Emilie Barnes & Sue Gregg
  • Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko
  • The Green Smoothies Diet by Robyn Openshaw
  • Eat Well Live Well by Pamela M. Smith
  • Food for Life: How the New Four Food Groups Can Save Your Life by Neal  Barnard
  • Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
  • 10 Steps to Healthy Eating by Leslie Beck
Develop one new habit towards healthier eating each month.  This is a total of 12 steps to a better diet.

The following book is great for tips for both healthy eating and exercise etc.  It is not mandatory... but if you can get a copy... you will find it useful for this year's course of study:
  • Tip-A-Day Guide for Healthy Living: 365 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health, One Day at a Time by Melanie Douglass


Focus: Exercise

Scripture Study -- read and study scriptures related to Health.  You can look in the Topical Guide of your Bible under Word of Wisdom, Food, Health and so on.  Read a few of these scriptures each month and make notes in your notebook of scriptures that are meaningful to you.

Read at least one book of your choice related to exercise, take notes and create a personal exercise plan.  Here are some possible suggestions:

  • Stretching by Bob Anderson
  • Family Fun and Fitness by Knute Keeling
  • The Family Fitness Handbook by Bob Glover & Jack Shepherd
  • The Complete Book of Running for Women by Claire Kowalchik
  • Strength Training for Women by Joan Pagano
Develop one new habit to exercise better each month.  This is a total of 12 steps to better fitness.

Complete the assignments for the Mountaineer Level as well.


Focus: Sleep

This level you only have one assignment.  Go to bed early and rise early.  Choose an appropriate sleep time for example:  11:00pm to 6:00am or even better 10:00pm to 6:00am.  You could also choose to wake at 5:00 am if you are in bed by 10:00pm.  

If you have had trouble with insomnia or restlessness in sleep, by improving your diet and exercise your sleep will be better, easier and more restful.  This is why sleep is at the Adventurer level.  Improve your diet and fitness first!

Make sure to complete all the assignments at the previous levels.  To achieve the Adventurer level you must complete Mountaineer and Inspirator, and have made proper sleep a habit for at least 3 months.


Focus: Physiology

Choose an area of physiology to study.  

Option A - read at least 2 books on your chosen subject and write a report/essay to share your findings.

Option B - follow a textbook course of study on anatomy.

For example (but you can make a different choice of your own):

  • Anatomy and Physiology The Easy Way
  • The Anatomy Coloring Book

Complete all the assignments from the previous levels.


For all Levels

You will want to keep one or more notebooks for recording new knowledge, menu plans, exercise goals, and so on.



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