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20 Great Quotes To Inspire You To Be Healthier

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“The greatest wealth is health” was a quote by Virgil, a famous Roman philosopher, more than one thousand years ago. If you need inspirational quotes to motivate you to be healthier, then you’re in the right place.

Just refer to it again and again when you’re thinking of staying home in bed and not going to the gym, or having a candy bar instead of your Broccoli, or when you just want to forget all about your workout schedule.

An old Chinese proverb goes something along the lines of;

“He who takes his medicine, but doesn’t diet, wastes the skill of his physicians.”

It’s up to you to take matters into your own hands, even when you do get sick, or are getting old, or you just want to prevent stuff. It’s up to you to ensure your own health and not somebody else.

20 Great Quotes to Inspire You to be Healthier



“Happiness lies, first of all, in health.” -George William Curtis

The goal of everybody in life is at some level to be happy. We cannot be truly happy if the vessel of our interpretations in this life (our body) is not kept up via healthy lifestyle choices such as consistent exercise and the regular consumption of nutrient dense foods.

“If you want to be rich, dutiful, and happy, the only thing you can do is to take care of your own health, responsibly.” -Unknown

“Take care of the body you have. It’s the only home you have to live in.” -Jim Rohn

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” -English Proverb

When you’re fully present in the moment, it’s not nearly as difficult to make proactive healthy lifestyle choices. You won’t need to worry about treating illness or nagging symptoms due to poor habits if you are consistent with your choices now.

“The reason I exercise is for the quality of life.” -Kenneth H. Cooper

“Health and intellect are the two blessings of life.” -Menander

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every person, while methodical physical exercise and movement will preserve it.” -Plato

Let’s take a look at some more quotes about health. These should keep you going when you’re making lifestyle and diet changes:

“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

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

“When deciding between butter and margarine, choose cows over chemists.” -David Aston

That last quote goes a long way in expressing how you should feel about processed and packaged foods in your quest for health.

“The best fashion statement is a fit, healthy body.” -David Aston

“Exercise is a dirty word to some people. They wash their mouths out with junk food when they hear it.” -WhyAmIUnhealthy

While we may be poking a bit of fun at the unnecessary poor lifestyle choices of many, it’s truly a serious matter. There’s so much criticizing and negativity surrounding those who devote their lives to living as healthy as possible that many have now considered both the acts and discussion of exercising and whole unprocessed food consumption to be taboo… It is not!

“Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering.” -Francois Rabelais

“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” -William Londen

“Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health” -Carl Gustav Jung

“Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness, — an open and noble temper.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” -Billy Graham

“A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.” Francis Bacon

“You pray for good health and a body that will be strong in old age. Good — but your rich foods block the gods’ answer and tie Jupiter’s hands.” -Persius

“The groundwork of all happiness is health.” -James Leigh Hunt

“He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.” -Proverb

I feel like hope often gets a bad rap. For some, it brings up images of a blissfully naive chump who is constantly walked on. The thing is, the person who has hope has the will and determination that goals will be achieved, and will utilize a set of unique strategies to reach their goals, including healthy goals. Hope involves the will to reach your goals, and allows you to see different ways of getting there. 

 100% committed to your health, 

-David Aston

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David Aston

Hey I'm David, founder of WhyAmIUnhealthy. I help people all over the world dramatically improve their health, safely and naturally, without breaking the bank.


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  • Happiness lies, first of all, in health…I agree with you..Nice article…Thank you for sharing this tips…