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Top 21 Health and Fitness Quotes

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Top 21 Health and Fitness Quotes

…And why Health and Fitness should matter to EVERYONE.

Your body right now is a reflection of the choices you have made up to this point. Want a better body? Want to start feeling healthier?  You’re going to have to start making better choices.

We all know what those better choices are. The hard part is taking the proper action and maintaining discipline to follow through with them.

One suggestion that has had positive results in my life and the lives of other people I have tried this with is to choose just one healthy thing that you could focus on exclusively for the next 30 days.

The first change I ever made? Drinking water instead of juice, pop, or sports drinks. It became a habit.

Second change I made? Drink coffee black instead of with cream and sugar. It became a habit.

Third change I made? Don’t eat donuts – avoid them at all costs. It became a habit.

One of my most recent changes? Do 10 minutes of stretching every morning right when I get out of bed.  It’s becoming a habit.

If I tried to do all of those things at once, guess how many of them would have become a habit…? You guessed it. (I hope you said none).

“It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~ Proverb

The key is singularity of focus and abundance of patience.

Make a smart change in your life and establish it as a strong habit FIRST, then move on to another change. And slowly, one change at a time, you will start to lead a MUCH healthier lifestyle.

Remember, regardless of what it is you do for the world, “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be exerted, wealth is useless, and reason is powerless.”  ~ Herophiles 

Read through the following Health and Fitness Quotes and write down the ones that inspire you.  Keep them in a place where you can see them regularly and start making that forward progress – one small habit at a time!


“Do yourself a favor, and realize that there’s no technique in the world that will save you. There are no pills, no secrets, no passwords on the path to greatness. You’ve got to embrace the pain, push the threshold, and feel the suck, and then you’ve got to muster the courage to go back six times a week.” ~ Jon Gilson


“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” ~ Joan Welsh


“Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.” ~ Jill Johnson


“I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” ~ G.M. Trevelyan


“If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.” ~ Julius Erving


“Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king.” ~ Isaac Bickerstaff


“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” ~ Buddha


“Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.” ~ Jim Rohn


 “Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.” ~ Jeanette Jenkins


“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” ~ Anthony Robbins


“Most of us think we don’t have enough time to exercise. What a distorted paradigm! We don’t have time not to. We’re talking about three to six hours a week – or a minimum of thirty minutes a day, every other day. That hardly seems an inordinate amount of time considering the tremendous benefits in terms of the impact on the other 162 – 165 hours of the week.” ~ Stephen Covey


“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” ~ Edward Stanley


“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is disease.” ~ V.L. Allinear


“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” ~ Unknown


“If you’re fifty, exercise your mind and body regularly, eat well, and have a general zest for life, you’re likely younger – in very real, physical terms – than your neighbor who is forty-four, works in a dead-end job, eats chicken wings twice a day, considers thinking too strenuous, and looks at lifting a beer glass as a reasonable daily workout.” ~ Ken Robinson


“A man is born gentle and weak. At death, he is hard and stiff. Green plants are tender and filled with sap. At death, they are withered and dry. Therefore, the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death, and the gentle and yielding is the disciple of life.” ~ Lao Tzu


“Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.” ~ Anthony Robbins


“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn


“My temptation is emotional, and resisting will further my needed weight loss and strengthen my character.  Furthermore, nothing tastes as good as thin feels.” ~ Stephen Covey


“We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising.” ~ Dr. Kenneth Cooper


“The difference between someone who is in shape, and someone who is not in shape, is the individual who is in shape works out even when they do not want to.” ~ Unknown


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