Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being
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.
A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time: pills or stairs.
It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.
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.
Physical fitness can neither be acquired by wishful thinking nor by outright purchase.
Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body - it just wears it out.
Fitness - if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.
There is a necessity for a regulating discipline of exercise that, whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted.
We are under exercised as a nation. We look instead of play. We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living.
If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.
A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor.
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street.
I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me.
Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.
My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit.
Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought, Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught, The wise, for cure, on exercise depend; God never made his work for man to mend.
Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon.