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Exercise, Walking and Mind-Body Quotations



Exercising for Health

The human body is made up of some four hundred muscles; evolved through centuries of physical activity.  Unless these are used, they will deteriorate.
 - Eugene Lyman Fisk

Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise of health.
- James Thomson

We sit at breakfast, we sit on the train on the way to work, we sit at work, we sit at lunch, we sit all afternoon, a hodgepodge of sagging livers, sinking gall bladders, drooping stomachs, compressed intestines, and squashed pelvic organs.
- John Button, Jr.

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.
- Earl of Derby

Fitness - It it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.
- Cher

The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
- Herbert Spencer

The body of man is a machine which winds its own springs.
- J. O. De La Mettrie

A Healthy Body for a Healthy Mind

Wholesome exercise in the free air, under the wide sky, is the best medicine for body and spirit.
- Sarah Louise Arnold

Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.
- Hugh Blair
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A sound mind in a sound body is a thing to be prayed for.
- Juvenal

Long exercise, my friend, inures the mind;
And what we once disliked we pleasing find.
- Hesiod

It is remarkable how ones wits are sharpened by physical exercise.
- Pliny the Younger

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united.
- Alexander von Humboldt

It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.
- Cicero

We can do nothing without the body, let us always take care that it is in the best condition to sustain us.
- Socrates

Walking Proverbs and Quotes

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  After dinner, rest awhile, after supper, walk a mile.
- Arabic Proverb

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
- Paul Dudley White

Walking is the best possible exercise.
- Thomas Jefferson

The human body was designed to walk, run or stop;  it wasn't built for coasting.
- Cullen Hightower

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