He also sheds light of how we hurt others when we are so out of shape and unheathy, we can be little benefit to those we love.Thanks for this interesting post, VM!
A good brother had dealt with his wife's poor health for years and as she continued to decline, he said he wanted to stay alive so he could take care of her...and he did until she died. I call that love.If we choose to be as healthy as we can be, we increase our capacity for helping and serving others in addition to serving as a good example for them.
I think we have a duty to God, others and ourselves to try to be healthy.
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12.1, 2 KJV)