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Exercise Quotes and Famous Fitness Quotes

Conscious or unconscious…a warrior cannot be defeated from the outside unless defeated from the inside – John Mignano

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1. Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise – Mike Adams

2. Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies – Leo Tolstoy

3. Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far – Thomas Jefferson

4. If the doctors of today do not become the nutritionists of tomorrow, then the nutritionists of today will become the doctors of tomorrow – Unknown

5. A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools – Unknown

6. To feel ‘fit as a fiddle’, you must tone down your middle – Unknown

7. When the body is strong and the mind is weak, the result is insubordination. Train your mind as well as your body

8. Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties – Hugh Blair

9. There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up – John Andrew Holmes

10. If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health – Hippocrates

11. Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning – Thomas Jefferson

12. He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician – Thomas Fuller

13. Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence, and nothing too much – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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14. Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it – Plato

15. Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

16. The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly – Buddha

17. The human body is the best picture of the human soul – Ludwig Wittgenstein

18. So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health –  A.J.Materi

19. To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals – Benjamin Franklin

20. Many so-called spiritual people, they overeat, drink too much, they smoke and don’t exercise. But they do go to church every week and pray ‘Please help my arthritis. Please help me bring up my strength, make me young again – Jack LaLanne

21. Most diseases are the result of medication which has been prescribed to relieve and take away a beneficent and warning symptom on the part of Nature – Elbert Hubbard

22. The word aerobics comes from two Greek words: aero, meaning ‘ability to,’ and bics, meaning ‘withstand tremendous boredom – Dave Barry

23. Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year – Franklin P. Adam

24. The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win – Roger Banniste

25. If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them – Bruce Lee

26. We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising – Dr. Kenneth Coope

27. Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase – Joseph Pilate

28. Exercise alone provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly – James Rippe

29. To feel ‘fit as a fiddle,’ you must tone down your middle – Anonymous

30. He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else – Samuel Johnson

31. Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat – Jill Johnson

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32. The hardest thing about exercise is to start doing it. Once you are doing exercise regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it – Erin Gray

33. Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.
George Sheeha

34. Health and good estate of body are above all gold, and a strong body above infinite wealth – Ecclesiasticus

35. If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want – Elbert Hubbar

36. When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is disease -V.L. Allinea

37. The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind – G.K. Chesterton

38. There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it – Josh Billings

39. The greatest wealth is health – Virgil

40. Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon -Doug Larson

41. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity – World Health Organization, 1948

42. As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying. We have lost all confidence in the human body – Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail, 1979

43. In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired

44. He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors – Chinese Proverb

45. If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself – Leon Eldred

46. Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint – Mark Twain

47. Poor health is not caused by something you don’t have; it’s caused by disturbing something that you already have. Healthy is not something that you need to get, it’s something you have already if you don’t disturb it -Dean Ornish

48. Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you – Tommy Smothers

49. They claim red meat is bad for you. But I never saw a sick-looking tiger – Chi Chi Rodriguez

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50. Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something – Lord Chesterfield

51. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
Author Unknown

52. If I had my way I’d make health catching instead of disease – Robert Ingersoll

53. Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body – Cicero

54. If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want – Elbert Hubbard

55. A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book – Irish Proverb

56. Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia – Napoleon I

57. When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.” Tomorrow is disease.
Terri Guillemets

58. My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass -Terri Guillemets

59. We drink one another’s health and spoil our own – Jerome K. Jerome

60. In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible – Cicero

61. I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more – Henry Ward Beecher

62. Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open – B.K.S. Iyengar

63. Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws – Charles Simmons

64. Each patient carries his own doctor inside him. They come to us now knowing this truth. We are at our best when they give the doctor who resides within each patient a chance to go to work – Albert Schweitzer

65. Good health is a duty to yourself, to your contemporaries, to your inheritors, to the progress of the world –
Gwendolyn Brooks


66. Health is not valued until sickness comes –  Thomas Fuller

67. Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it – Josh Billings

68. Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it – John Henry Cardinal Newman

69. Sometimes I get the feeling the aspirin companies are sponsoring my headaches – Terri Guillemets

70. The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together – Kurdish Saying

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