Famous Quotes and sayings about health, fitness and exercise

I love quotes.  All quotes, whether they be sayings, a famous expression, or just a little off-cuff remark caught by some looming reporter.  Little inspirational (or not so inspirational) words shared by people from many different molds, which are sometimes just want we need to hear to keep our own momentum moving forward.  These are just a few of my favorites which I thought you might find entertaining, inspirational, or just good for a laugh.  Enjoy!

Famous quotes and sayings all about health, fitness and exercise

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

If it weren’t for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn’t get any exercise at all.  ~Joey Adams

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

Fitness – if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.  ~Cher

There is a necessity for a regulating discipline of exercise that, whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted.  ~Thomas de Quincey

The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck!  ~Author Unknown

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.  ~Carol Welch

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

The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, “If we’re going to charge $10 an hour, we can’t call it jumping up and down.”  ~Rita Rudner

I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.  ~Marsha Doble

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.  ~A.A. Milne

I get my exercise acting as pallbearer to my friends who exercise.  ~Chauncey Depew, also sometimes attributed in slightly different wording to Mark Twain

I really don’t think I need buns of steel.  I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.  ~Ellen DeGeneres

Commit to be fit.  ~Author Unknown

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

My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit.  ~Phyllis Diller

Aerobics:  a series of strenuous exercises which help convert fats, sugars, and starches into aches, pains, and cramps.  ~Author Unknown

Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body – it just wears it out.  ~Norman Mailer

Exercise is a dirty word.  Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.  ~Author Unknown

An hour of basketball feels like 15 minutes.  An hour on a treadmill feels like a weekend in traffic school.  ~David Walters

I consider exercise vulgar.  It makes people smell.  ~Alec Yuill Thornton

Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought,
Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught,
The wise, for cure, on exercise depend;
God never made his work for man to mend.
~John Dryden

People say that losing weight is no walk in the park.  When I hear that I think, yeah, that’s the problem.  ~Chris Adams

If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor.  ~Christiaan Barnard

I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street.  ~Neil Armstrong on jogging, in an interview with Walter Cronkite

If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.  ~Author Unknown

I am pushing sixty.  That is enough exercise for me.  ~Mark Twain

Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.  ~Barbara Ehrenreich

Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.  ~Robert M. Hutchins

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  • One of my favorites:

    “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general.” – Mark Rippetoe

  • One of my favorites:

    “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general.” – Mark Rippetoe
    P.S.: Forgot to say great post!

  • meg coffey

    Nice, I am going to borrow some of these!! =) meg

  • my favorite-
    “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people,and more useful in general.”-Mark Rippetoe

    i love this quote i believe it speaks alot for people who have low self esteem.

  • Hello Dai,

    Same as you, I’m also loves quote but the difference between us is I’m only considering the branding quotes which suits my new blog about branding history. By the way, do you mind if I’m borrowing your Albert Einstein’s Qoute and use it as my post’s thumbnail? Please do let me know my new friends..

  • Lol! Those are some pretty interesting and funny quotes. Exercising is definitely not a waste of time. I mean it can make you feel comfortable with yourself and be really good in bed.

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