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people think that aging is irreversible and we
know that there are mechanisms even in the human
machinery that allow for the reversal of aging,
through correction of diet, through anti-oxidants,
through removal of toxins from the body, through
exercise, through yoga and breathing techniques,
and through meditation.
-- Deepak Chopra
I had not been already been meditating, I would
certainly have had to start. I've treated my own
depression for many years with exercise and meditation,
and I've found that to be a tremendous help."
-- Judy Collins
people know how to take a walk. The qualifications
are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye
for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much."
~ Ralph Waldo
tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity."
~ Ralph Waldo
and application produce order in our affairs,
health of body, cheerfulness of mind, and these
make us precious to our friends. ~ Thomas
is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself
to walk very far.
~ Thomas Jefferson
strong body makes the mind strong. ~ Thomas
all the afternoon for exercise and recreation,
which are as necessary as reading. I will rather
say more necessary because health is worth more
than learning. ~ Thomas
The Greeks understood that mind and body must
develop in harmounious proportions to produce
a creative intelligence. And so did the most brilliant
intelligence of our earliest days - Thomas Jefferson
- when he said, not less than two hours a day
should be devoted to exercise. If the man who
wrote the Decleration of Independence, was Secretary
of State, and twice President, could give it two
hours, our children can give it ten or fifteen
fitness is not only one of the most important
keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic
and creative intellectual activity.
growing softness, our increasing lack of physical
fitness, is a menace to our security. -- John
are under exercised as a nation. We look instead of
We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of
the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy
of activity destroys the good condition of every human
while movement and methodical physical exercise save
it and preserve it.