You can get your health to maximum really quickly if you do this;
Before running over the save point, kill everyone in the area. Then run over the save point, update your save and restart the game from that point, then people you just killed will all be there again. If you do this at every available save point, you will get maximum health extremely early on in the game.
One problem, sometimes when you stop a game in which you are doing this and restart it again, the game is a bit angry at you, and it makes your lore bar to the max, then decreases your health to about three millimetres long and you die of thirst before progressing any further. However, this has only happened to me once.
Added by: Mortanius Apr 1st 2006, ID#20422