Juvenal’s advice: a healthy mind in a healthy body (Mens sana in corpore sano).
Art is an endurance sport. If either mind or body is not well, seek a sensible remedy.
A good worker takes care of his tools, and an artist’s tools are the mind and the body.
[This post is dedicated to the life and memory of Paul Squires of Gingatao, a great poet of the early 21st century.]