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Motivation for Movement

By: Megan Piersol, DPT

Exercising can be a hard thing for some people to get motivated to do. I did some research on some motivational quotes to hopefully help those of you struggling to find inspiration to get moving. I tried to keep them related more to the mind, body, and therapeutic benefits of exercise since it is what I tend to preach daily to my patients.

  1. “For me, exercise is more than just physical – it’s therapeutic.” – Michelle Obama
  2. “When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” – Tich Nhat Hanh
  3. “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air, and exercise.” – Thomas Edison
  4. “It doesn’t get easier; you just get better.” – Hannah Kern
  5. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
  6. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – John Wooden
    1. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
  7. “Don’t find time to exercise. Make the time to exercise.” - Unknown
  8. “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton
  9. “Exercise is life in motion. MOVE to LIVE!” – Toni Sorenson
    1. “Every time you work out, you strengthen your body. Every time you don’t, you weaken it.” – Toni Sorenson
  10. “When people tell me they can't afford to join a gym, I tell them to go outside; planet Earth is a gym and we're already members. Run, climb, sweat, and enjoy all of the natural wonder that is available to you.” – Steve Maraboli
  11. “Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. People can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” – Jeffrey Gitomer
  12. “A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.” – Florence Griffith Joyner
  13. “Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out. Exercise is king and nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom.” – Jack Lalanne
  14. “Yesterday, you said tomorrow.” – NIKE quote
  15. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
  16. “In fitness, there are no shortcuts. It involves immense discipline and hard work.” – Mahesh Babu
  17. “The same voice that says “give up” can also be trained to say “keep going”.” – Anonymous
  18. “The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” – Kenneth H. Cooper
  19. “True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body. The two are ever united.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt
  20. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill
  21. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryin




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  4. Brilliant Earth. Asad Meah, CEO. https://awakenthegreatnesswithin.com/quotes/
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