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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

Learning

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

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

The Power of Love

The highest calling of a human being is unselfish love – to love without being loved back, without any self-interest.
Reinold Niebuhr

Love is the long-sought Fountain of Youth. As long as we love, we remain young.
Leo Buscaglia

Where love is present, where parents put each other first, children look forward to coming home.
Eknath Easwaran

Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away.
Song of Solomon 8:7

I was lucky to be brought up loved. Not that everything I did was liked, but I knew that I was loved – and knowing this gave me the ability and freedom to be who I wanted to be.
Dr. Bernie Siegel

Keep Learning

Winners listen to other people. They’re always trying to learn; they respect other people’s opinions. Losers just want to talk.
Doug Sanders

Always keep learning. It keeps you young.
Patty Berg

As long as you’re learning, your brain keeps growing. Your body may be aging but your ability to stay young depends upon your mind’s capacity for continuous learning.
Robert Dedman

Learning is a lifelong occupation.
Jewish Proverb

Keep learning about the world. Use your mind to the hilt. Life passes quickly and, towards the end, gathers speed like a freight train running downhill. The more you know, the more you enrich yourself and others.
Susan Trott