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.
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."
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."
tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity."
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.
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.
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 minutes. --
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 play.
We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the
minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living."
of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
while movement and methodical physical exercise save it
and preserve it.