Tag Archives: longevity

Food

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

Worry

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.
Anonymous

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

I work out almost every morning, and that makes me feel like I started the day right.
Yogi Berra

Physical activity can be a terrific thing to immerse yourself in; not only do you relax your mind, but you strengthen your body.
Napoleon Hill

I look at my body much as one would an investment in stocks or real estate. If I exercise, there’ll be returns on that investment, besides the more obvious golf benefits.
Gary Player

Being fit is fun and adds years to your life.
George Halas

Men’s metabolisms start slowing down in their mid to late thirties. So if at 40 you’re eating the same way you did at 30, you’re guaranteed to put on weight. It’s that simple. To compensate, it’s crucial that you exercise more and eat less as you age.
Dr. Woodson Merrill

The Joy of Work

Winning the Nobel prize wasn’t half as exciting as doing the work itself.
Maria Mayer

Hard physical labor is the most underrated joy in life. It keeps you young in mind and body.
Sam Jerzak

Work is a good word. When we work hard at something we enjoy and feel good about, we feel good about ourselves again and again and again.
Mike Krzyewski

Work is much more fun than fun.
Noel Coward

Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.
Mary Lou Retton

Food

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

Worry

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.
Anonymous

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