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Benefits of Exercise

Even the best diet combined with the most potent vitamins will never tune up your muscles the way good exercise will.
Covert Bailey

Exercise is excellent therapy for depression.
George Allen

Exercise can be a tremendous mental and physical stimulant, clearing away sluggishness. It also teaches you persistence and concentration.
Napoleon Hill

The exercise of swimming is one of the most healthy and agreeable in the world.
Benjamin Franklin

Aging is a deterioration of connective tissue. The stiffness, shrinkage and drying up of aging occur directly in that great web of fiber that ties us together. What exercise does is resist this stiffening. Age is what makes it tight; movement is what keeps it loose.
John Jerome

Never Too Old

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
Frank Lloyd Wright

It’s great to show people that you don’t have to put an age limit on your dreams, and you don’t have to be a teenager to win a gold medal.
Dara Torres, at thirty-three, the oldest U.S. swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games

There is no age limit on transforming your life. No rule that says that after a certain age you are simply the way you are and that’s it. Change not only is possible at any time but is essential.
Rick Pitino

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled, the more I gain.
Susan B. Anthony


To lengthen your life, shorten your meals.
Benjamin Franklin

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, but dine like a pauper.
Gary Player

When you eat to excess, illnesses enter your body. Behave in such a way that when you finish your dinner, you want to eat a little more.
Leo Tolstoy

Never eat while angry, frightened or worried. Your body is simply not in a position to make use of the food when it is on a defensive footing.
Napoleon Hill

Laughter is brightest where food is best.
Irish proverb


All things are difficult before they are easy.
Thomas Fuller

Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar.
— Talmud

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
Barbara Sher

Often the desire to appear competent impedes our ability to become competent, because we are more anxious to display our knowledge than to learn what we do not know.
Madeleine de Sablé

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.
Rosalyn Yalow


When we worry about going broke, getting sick or losing face, our focus is on ourselves. One way to reduce worrying is to shift gears, and focus on how you can help someone else.
Dr. Suzanne Zoglio

Worry is the antithesis of trust. You simply cannot do both.
Elisabeth Elliot

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Mahatma Gandhi

If you worry, you didn’t pray. If you pray, don’t worry.

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. “I reckon,” he said, with a twinkle in his eye, “it’s because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.”
Dorothea Kent

Benefits of Exercise

If there is a fountain of youth, it has to be exercise.
Gary Player

I’m convinced that, as I get older, I shall increase, rather than decrease, the amount of exercising I do.
Jack Nicklaus

Exercising and eating right are two of the most important things you can do to enhance your well-being and keep up with the rush of life’s oncoming challenges.
Mary Lou Retton

It is remarkable how one’s wits are sharpened by physical exercise.
Pliny the Younger

Exercise is the most overlooked secret of happiness. Exercise produces neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine that enable us to be happy. Exercise also makes us proud of our bodies, proud of how we look and feel, proud of what we can do.
Dr. Frank Pittman III

Keep Learning

Solon, the sage of Athens, was asked the secret of strength and youth. He replied: “I learn something new every day.”
Orison Marden

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
George Santayana

We have to think of different ways to learn and grow every day. Because when you stop growing, you start to decay.
Mike Krzyzewski

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Earl Weaver

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Henry Ford