21 Healthy Lifestyle Quotes to Inspire You

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Fitness personality Richard Simmons once said in an interview with Men’s Health Magazine, “You can’t buy it, you can’t rent it. You have to earn it. My formula has always been love yourself, move your body, watch your portions.” Leading a healthy lifestyle sounds easy enough, right? Could be, but there are a lot of obstacles trying to divert our attention from eating healthy, making healthy choices, and exercising. Fortunately, when you’re in the healthcare field, you may see the result of making unhealthy decisions, and it can help you lead a better life that is more fulfilling when you make the right choices. Here are 21 healthy lifestyle quotes to help inspire you to kick-start your healthy lifestyle or make you appreciate your good health:

  • “The greatest wealth is health.” – Virgil
  • “The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around. Throughout history, ‘tender loving care’ has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing.” – Larry Dossey
  • “He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.” – Elbert Hubbard
  • “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” – Irish Proverb
  • “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
  • “Happiness lies, first of all, in health.” – George William Curtis, author of Lotus-Eating
  • “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
  • “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 (1886-1973)
  • “Health and intellect are the two blessings of life.” – Menander (ca. 342-291 BC)
  • “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” – Plato
  • “To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” – William Londen
  • “There are 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
  • “The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.” – Harry J. Johnson
  • “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Siddartha Guatama Buddha
  • “Men worry over the great number of diseases, while doctors worry over the scarcity of effective remedies.” – Pien Ch’iao
  • “Prevention is better than cure.” – Desiderius Erasmus
  • “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
  • “People who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter.” – James J. Walsh
  • “The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” – Kenneth H. Cooper
  • “The groundwork for all happiness is good health.” – Leigh Hunt

If these healthy lifestyle quotes have inspired you to live or maintain a healthier life, and you want to make a positive impact on other peoples’ lives, Rasmussen College has several programs in the School of Health Sciences that can help you to do just that. Download our Healthcare Career Guide for more information on which opportunity would be the best fit for you.

Jennifer Pfeffer

Jennifer is a Content Marketing Specialist at Collegis Education who researches and writes articles on behalf of Rasmussen University. She is passionate about learning and higher education and enjoys writing engaging content to help current and future students on their path to a rewarding education.

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