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Good for the Heart, Good for the Brain

Good for the Heart, Good for the Brain

(In collecting these quotes about exercise, to resonate with last week’s post about Exercise Makes You Smarter, I was struck by how much this wisdom is ancient wisdom, neuroscience validating what people have known for centuries.)

The truth is, that the craving for exercise is part of healthy human nature.
– E. Warre, 1884

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Reflect first upon that great law of our nature, that exercise is the chief source of improvement in all our faculties.
– Edward Brooks, 1882

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It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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There is no doubt that physical activity is the basis of efficient functioning of the human mechanism, both physical and mental.
– Uttar Pradesh, 1885

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Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.
– Carol Welch

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Moderate exercise is indispensable; exercise till the mind feels delight in reposing from the fatigue.
– Socrates

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Every leap and spring aids in renewing the body, and therefor in giving greater hilarity to the spirit, and superior vigor to the intellect.
– Horace Mann, 1865

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The benefit of daily exercise will not only be accompanied by daily health, but for preventing the intrusion of those maladies which abridge life, or cut off from it all that constitutes the value of life.
– D. Unwins, 1884

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There are really only two requirements when it comes to exercise. One is that you do it. The other is that you continue to do it.
– Jennie Brand-Miller

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

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A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.
– Joan Welsh

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A man may take as much exercise in walking a mile up and down stairs, as in ten on level ground.
– Benjamin Franklin

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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.
– Joey Adams

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The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck.
– Author Unknown

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He that in his studies wholly applies himself to labor and exercise, and neglects meditation, loses his time; and he that only applies himself to meditation, and neglects labor and exercise, only wanders and loses himself.
– Confucius

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