Buddhism’s cultivation of good conduct includes conditioning behavior in daily life such as basic necessities of life, belonging to the arrange of Buddhist regimen. Buddhism advocates thrift and self-sufficiency. Monastics have to live by their own labor for food and vegetables, making self-sufficiency. There is a rule in Buddhism: “a day without work, a day without eating”. Practice has improved that a certain amount of work for human body can increase the circulation of blood, lower blood lipids and dredge the channel to help boost metabolism of human body. In addition, learning Buddhist theories and Buddhist thought work out for regimen through mental work.
Buddhist regimen has full necessities of life, lives quietly, ceases all of the work, following human behavior of regimen of good conduct. (From Shaolin Encyclopedia)