Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
Your Body Deserves Respect
Your body is the most elegant creation you possess. Your body is the embodiment of ideas in your Silent Master consciousness. Just as you learn to use your mind properly, “think of how important it is, then, to use and care for this body with the same respect and holiness you accord to your spiritual consciousness. How? Just as you properly use and exercise your thought so you should properly exercise your body. You've begun to learn that there is much more you can do with your mind; don't you think there is much more you can do with your body?