Wellness Quotes – 100 Awesome Sayings to Motivate & Inspire You

Congratulations for paying attention to your own well-being! Far too often we take it for granted. We all stay so busy, who has time to think about fitness, or to pursue a healthier lifestyle, or to take time out to read wellness quotes?

You do! We all do. Sometimes we just need a reminder or an encouraging word, and that’s exactly what you’ll find here.

This collection includes words of wisdom to inspire and motivate you, plus a little advice on the importance of physical fitness and a healthy diet. You’ll even get a laugh or two from our humorous wellness quotes.

Relax and enjoy, and be sure to share with friends to encourage them too!

Wellness quote: The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.
“The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~ Hippocrates

Quotes All About Wellness

From ancient times to present day, people have been ruminating and remarking on every aspect of wellness. These quotes run the gamut, from attempts to define the meaning of good health to comments on achieving an optimal state of well-being.

Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy and spirit you possess or takes away from it. ~ Ann Wigmore

The body is like a piano, and happiness is like music. It is needful to have the instrument in good order. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The groundwork of all happiness is health. ~James Leigh Hunt

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ~ Jim Rohn

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. ~ Hippocrates

Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. ~ Marcus Valerius Martialis

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. ~ Spanish Proverb

The greatest wealth is health. ~ Virgil

The best doctor gives the least medicines. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open. ~ B. K. S. Iyengar

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

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

The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny. ~ Jimmy Carter

Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other. ~ Joseph Addison

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness. ~ Abraham Maslow

It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Wellness is a connection of paths: knowledge and action. ~ Joshua Welch

He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything. ~ Thomas Carlyle

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~ Irish Proverb

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of year. ~ Franklin P. Adams

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. ~ Mary Radmacher

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

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

Nurturing yourself is not selfish – it’s essential to your survival and your well–being. ~ Renee Peterson Trudeau

To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less. ~ Chu Hui Weng

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. ~ Eleanor Brownn

I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival. ~ Audre Lorde

Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness. ~ Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu

If you think the pursuit of good health is expensive and time consuming, try illness. ~ Lee Swanson

The day we decide to drop the flimsy makeshift scenarios in our cluttered mind and eschew the ‘alleluias’ of self-importance, life can become genuine, lucid and graceful, like a flow of wellness in the glow of a new morning. ~ Erik Pevernagie

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health. ~ A. J. Reb Materi

Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being. ~ J. Stanford

If you need medical advice, let these three things be your physicians; a cheerful mind, relaxation from business, and a moderate diet. ~ Schola Salern

I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom. ~ Jack LaLanne

People who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter. ~ James J. Walsh

Wellness quote: Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.
“Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.” ~ Shakespeare

Motivational Fitness Quotes

A popular catch phrase these days is “sitting is the new smoking”. Unfortunately it’s too true for comfort, especially here in America where obesity is all too common. Young, old, or in between, we all need to get up and get moving!

Wellness quote: If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.
“If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.” ~ Hippocrates

 

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

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. ~ John F. Kennedy

Walking is man’s best medicine. ~ Hippocrates

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

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

The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy. ~ Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Pay the farmer or pay the hospital. ~ Birke Baehr

It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. ~ Jillian Michaels

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them. ~ Lee Haney

In my judgment, physical fitness is basic to all forms of excellence and to a strong, confident nation. ~ Robert Kennedy

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. ~ Edward Stanley

When you truly understand that your food choices are powerful and life affirming, you can exercise control and restraint without deprivation. ~ Marlene Adelmann

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart. ~ Gene Tunney

We do not stop exercising because we grow old; we grow old because we stop exercising. ~ Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper

My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass. ~ Leslie Grimutter

A fit, healthy body – that is the best fashion statement. ~ Jess C. Scott

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. ~ Plato

I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health. ~ Voltaire

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. ~ World Health Organization

Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. ~ Denis Waitley

Wellness quote: Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.
“Fresh air impoverishes the doctor”. ~ Danish Proverb

Wellness Quotes on Healthy Eating

Recent years have brought about lots of improvement in our eating habits, our food supply, and even in many of the choices we see in supermarkets and restaurants. We still have a very long way to go, but let’s celebrate our progress and keep moving forward. These quotes serve as great reminders to help keep us on the right track.

Wellness quote: Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” ~ English Proverb

 

The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. ~ Ann Wigmore

Even in this high-tech age, the low-tech plant continues to be the key to nutrition and health. ~ Jack Weatherford

Healthy eating is a way of life, so it’s important to establish routines that are simple, realistically, and ultimately livable. ~ Arthur Agatston

About eighty percent of the food on shelves of supermarkets today didn’t exist 100 years ago. ~ Larry McCleary

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than I trust chemists. ~ Joan Gussow

The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor. ~ Chinese Proverb

Juices of fruits and vegetables are pure gifts from Mother Nature and the most natural way to heal your body and make yourself whole again. ~ Farnoosh Brock

It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet. ~ Margaret Mead

So, when it comes to eating healthy, it’s just doing the right thing. And it’s not something you have to do 365 days a year, but I think it’s something you have to do 25 days a month. Let’s put it that way. ~ Mike Ditka

The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but will rather cure and prevent disease with nutrition. ~ Thomas Edison

When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. ~ Ayurvedic Proverb

Healthy eating isn’t about counting fat grams, dieting, cleanses, and antioxidants; Its about eating food untouched from the way we find it in nature in a balanced way; Whole foods give us all that we need to perfectly nourish ourselves. ~ Pooja Mottl

The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system. ~ Robert C. Peale

Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. ~ Michael Pollan

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. ~ Aulus Persius Flaccus

What you put at the end of your fork is more powerful medicine than anything you will ever find at the bottom of a pill bottle. ~ Dr. Mark Hyman

Today more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and lack of physical exercise. ~ Mike Adams

Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~ English Proverb

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments. ~ Bethenny Frankel

We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are. ~ Adelle Davis

One should eat to live, not live to eat. ~ Moliere

Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food. ~ John H. Tobe

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. ~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld

You can do a lot for your diet by eliminating foods that have mascots. ~ Ted Spiker

Humorous Wellness Quotes

You’ve surely heard the phrase “laughter is the best medicine”, and turns out, it’s true. A good laugh can help ease tension, relax your muscles, turn your outlook to the positive, improve your mood, diminish your fears, and lots more.

Laughing can inhibit the release of stress hormones while it encourages the release of endorphins (your body’s own 100% natural happy pills). When you’re butting heads with someone at work, laughter can create a bridge that helps you reconnect so you can turn away from conflict and find solutions.

At the very least, your laugh can make others laugh. Every single day, we all have the power to change the world by sharing a laugh that will brighten someone’s day.

Wellness quote: Don't just do something - sit there!
“Don’t just do something – sit there!” ~ Martin Gabel (per quoteinvestigator.com*)

 

I love my butter pecan ice cream, but I also love to work out. We all have our issues. ~ Beyoncé

You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake. ~ Unknown

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ~ Mark Twain

Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful. ~ Denis Diderot

Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed. ~ Charles M. Schulz

The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it. ~ Joan Rivers

I’ve exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars. ~ Erma Bombeck

For my own part I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better. ~ Samuel Butler

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~ Jim Davis

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. ~ Mark Twain

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. ~ Albert Schweitzer

There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it. ~ Josh Billings

Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you’ve met your New Year’s resolution.” ~ Jay Leno

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~ Doug Larson

* The quote “Don’t just do something – sit there!” is often credited as an anonymous yoga quote. However, it appears to have originated from Martin Gabel. For more information see this article at QuoteInvestigator.com.

 

Wellness quote: Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
“Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.” ~ Joseph Addison

Anyone who is a fan of wellness quotes or any other kind of quotes knows that there are a tremendous number of quotations sites on the web. Some are accurate, others not so much. Our list above has been thoroughly researched. We have made every effort to locate an original source where possible (or at least a consensus) to ensure that the wording of each quote is authentic and that the attribution is correct.

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