Topic: Quotes

As Autumn Gives Way to Winter

Friday, November 19th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

The English poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge(1772-1834), along with his close friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the English Romantic Movement. Well known for his poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge also shared his thoughts on the changing seasons of life:

"The one red leaf, the last of its clan,

That dances as often as dance it can,

Hanging so light, and hanging so high,

On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky."

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Get Real

Friday, November 5th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

"If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food."

     — Pioneer of the Olympic sport of triathlon, Sally Edwards

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A Leading Doctor’s Opinion

Friday, November 5th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

"Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food."

     — Hippocrates

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One Last Morsel of Wisdom

Friday, November 5th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

"He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician."

     — Chinese Proverb

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Speaking of Yoga

Monday, October 18th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

"Yoga has a sly, clever way of short-circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety."

– Baxter Bell, quoted in Yoga Journal, March 2006

"Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without."

– Ymber Delecto

"Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible."

– Bob Harper

"Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are."

– Jason Crandell, quoted in Yoga Journal, November 2005

"Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect. If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine. Most people get beyond that and see that it’s much, much more."

– Patricia Walden

"Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind."

– Patanjali, translated from Sanscrit

"Yoga accepts. Yoga gives."

– Terri Guillemets

"Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that’s the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it’s unequaled."

– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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A-h-h-h-h

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

 

The English Elizabethan poet and dramatist, Thomas Dekker, who lived from 1572 to 1632, knew that slumber plays an important role in life:

    "Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together."

    – Thomas Dekker

 

 

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Home Sweet Home

Friday, September 17th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!


The English poet Robert Montgomery, who lived from 1807 to 1855, captured the feelings of many in these lines:

 

"Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,

A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest."

– Robert Montgomery

 

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Feed Your Brain

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

The French physiologist Pierre Cabanis, who lived from 1757 to 1808, was a man ahead of his times. Consider his words, quoted below, in terms of their application to the values of mental stimulation and continuing education:

"Impressions arriving at the brain make it enter into activity, just as food falling into the stomach excites it to more abundant secretion of gastric juice."

– Pierre Jean George Cabanis, translated from French

 

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Parting Thoughts

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

These poignant quotations complement themes addressed above in today’s newsletter:

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."
– Chinese proverb

"Make your optimism come true!"
– Author unknown

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book."
– Irish proverb

"The I in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are we."
– Author unknown; quoted in Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing

"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well … and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man."
– James H. West

"Know, then, whatever cheerful and serene
Supports the mind supports the body too."
– John Armstrong

 

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Walking: To Your Health!

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Here’s how a distinguished English historian and biographer, who lived from 1876 to 1962, thought of his regular walking regimen:

"I have two doctors, my left leg and my right."

– George McCaulay Trevelyan

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