Commit to be Fit Always….

Fitness can be either physical or mental fitness. Physical fitness is highly essential toward off disease; ailments related to aging and have an overall well being of the body. Needless to mention, exercises have to be done everyday-even simple exercises like walking can help a long way to keep fit- and another factor that contributes to fitness is the right choice of food habits.

As Earl of Derby said, “those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness”. Mental fitness is having a balanced mind in all kinds of crisis and situations if it is not by birth. But when it comes to physical fitness, it is entirely in the hands of the particular person.

If we carry on exercises with fun and enjoy them, it will not be a boredom or burden. A sound mind in a sound body is the motto of a healthy and satisfied life and to achieve that, it is imperative to have fitness in both the spheres because health is our first wealth.

Here are 100+ fitness quotes to help motivate you to exercise…

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

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

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.

Fred Perry

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.

Franklin P. Adams

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can’t buy.

Izaak Walton

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.

George William Curtis

Old people have fewer diseases than the young, but their diseases never leave them.


Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.


I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.

Ernest Hemingway

Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.


The first wealth is health.


Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Breathing correctly is the key to better fitness, muscle strength, stamina and athletic endurance.

Dr. Michael Yessis

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.

Earl of Derby

The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.

Ken Doherty

No rest is worth anything except the rest that is earned.

Jean Paul

Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.

Robert Orben

Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.


Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.


Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.

Ashleigh Brilliant

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.

Dr. Jonas Salk

If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.

Eubie Blake

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

Julius Erving

Inspire me with love for my art and for thy creatures. In the sufferer let me see only the human being.

Moses Maimonides

It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.

Norman Vincent Peale

Processed foods not only extend the shelf life, but they extend the waistline as well.

Karen Sessions

Life is not living, but living in health.


To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.

La Rochefoucauld

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.


I just want to see how long I can keep this thing going. The easiest thing is dying. Living is a a pain in the butt.

Jack Lalanne

For life is only life when blessed with health.


Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.

Thomas Jefferson

Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it.


I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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


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


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


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


Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.

Hugh Blair

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Andrew Holmes

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.

Marcel Proust

It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.


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.


The human body is the best picture of the human soul.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.


To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.

Benjamin Franklin

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.


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

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

Thomas Fuller

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

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


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

As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.

Buddy Hackett

The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.

Chinese Proverb

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

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

Dave Barry

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.

Franklin P. Adam

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

Roger Banniste

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

We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising.

Dr. Kenneth Coope

Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.

Joseph Pilate

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

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


He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.

Samuel Johnson

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

Jill Johnson

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

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

George Sheeha

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


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

Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot.

Dutch Prover

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

V.L. Allinea

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.


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


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

Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

Ellen DeGeneres

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero


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