We all know just how important good health is, yet many people still neglect the vehicle that keeps them running. The human body is nothing less than magnificent, with six major processes going on inside us 24/7, keeping us alive and in a state of homeostasis.

Your body does so much for you, but what do you do for your body in return? Do you nourish it with nutritious food, plenty of water, and daily movement? Or do you abuse it with junk food, laziness, and lack of sleep?

If it’s the latter, it’s time to make a change. Just as no car will continue to run forever without proper maintenance, the same is true for our bodies. But the good news is that it’s not too late to start taking good care of yourself.

Nowadays, there is a tonne of information online about creating a healthy lifestyle. However, changing big habits around your diet and exercise routine will require motivation. So we’ve compiled all the top health quotes around to help you feel inspired to make positive changes.

1. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley

2. “Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.” – Julia Child

3. “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we give us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.” – Fred Rogers

4. “A healthy lifestyle is the most potent medicine at your disposal.” – Sravani Saha Nakhro

5. “Take care of your mind, your body will thank you. Take care of your body, your mind will thank you.” – Debbie Hampton

6. “Eating fruits for breakfast is a healthy way of breaking the overnight fast as this is a gentle way of waking up your digestive system.” – Bogdan Ivanov

7. “There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” – Henry David Thoreau

8. “It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.” – Thomas Sowell

9. “Today is your day to start fresh, to eat right, to train hard, to live healthy, to be proud.” – Bonnie Pfiester

10. “All those spices and herbs in your spice rack can do more than provide calorie-free, natural flavorings to enhance and make food delicious. They’re also an incredible source of antioxidants and help rev up your metabolism and improve your health at the same time.” – Suzanne Somers

11. “Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.” – Edward Smith Stanley

12. “Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” Ralph Marston

13. “Over the past two decades, extensive research all over the world has shown that laughter has a positive impact on various systems of the body. Most noteworthy is laughter’s ability to unwind the negative effects of stress: the catalyst for many of our health problems.” – Madan Kataria

14. “Wellness, I came to realize, will not happen by accident. It must be a daily practice, especially for those of us who are more susceptible to the oppressiveness of the world.” – Jenna Wortham

15. “The man who earns a million, but destroys his health in the process is not really a success.” – Zig Ziglar

16. “A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned.” – Naval Ravikant

17. “The key to a healthy life is having a healthy mind.” – Richard Davidson

18. “So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” – A. J. Reb Materi

19. “Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it.” Naval Ravikant

20. “Your body hears everything your mind says.” – Naomi Judd

21. “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patients in care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison

22. “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” – Joyce Meyer

23. “But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.” – Deepak Chopra

24. “Follow your dreams, work hard, practice, and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.” — Sasha Cohen

25. “A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” – Dalai Lama

26. “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” – Joseph Pilates

27. “Remain calm, because peace equals power.” – Joyce Meyer

28. “Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos- the trees, the clouds, everything.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

29. “What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body.” – Caroline Myss

30. “Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.” – Greg Anderson

31. “I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you’re in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.” – Bob Barker

32. “Only the disciplined are truly free. The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions.” – Stephen Covey

33. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott

34. “Wellness is a connection of paths: knowledge and action.” – Joshua Holtz

35. “Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.” – George Bernard Shaw

36. “Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.” – Marilu Henner

37. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” — Mahatma Gandhi

38. “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” – Josh Billings

39. “Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

40. “If you achieve all kinds of things in the material world, but you lose your health or your peace of mind, you get little or no pleasure from your other accomplishments.” – Brian Tracy

41. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” — Benjamin Franklin

42. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

43. “The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” – Tony Robbins

44. “We know that food is a medicine, perhaps the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause or cure most disease.” – Dr. Mark Hyman

45. “Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” – Eleanor Brown

46. “No matter how much it gets abused, the body can restore balance. The first rule is to stop interfering with nature.” – Deepak Chopra

47. “Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

48. “The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don’t worry.” – Robert Hutchison

49. “Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite of good health is a certain calculated carelessness about oneself.” – Sydney J. Harris

50. “Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy.” – Bella Bleue

We hope these inspiring health quotes have filled you with motivation to create better eating, exercising, and self-care habits. Health is a broad term covering our physical, mental, and emotional state. So along with eating well and working out, be sure to take care of your mind and heart with rest, meditation, and doing things that bring you joy.

If you’ve recently set yourself a new health goal, you might find it helpful to print a few of these health quotes and place them around your home. Choose the ones that resonate most with your journey and revisit them daily to help you stay on track.

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