101 Wellness Wednesday Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Quotes can do wonders for sparking motivation and inspiration, especially when you feel like you are losing steam toward keeping up with your wellness habits. That's why we've gathered 101 uplifting wellness quotes for Wellness Wednesday to help you stay on track. Regardless of whether you feel like you need inspiration on Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoons, we hope these words of wisdom help you at the half-the-week point.

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Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider before starting any health program.

We've divided the quotes into five different categories: wellness, nutrition, fitness, happiness, and balance. We've got you covered no matter what area you need a little more motivation in.

Before we get into the quotes, we want to remind you that maintaining your overall well-being is about balancing your physical and mental health. It's important to understand that sustaining your wellness is a lifelong journey with many facets. While some days you may feel like you have everything under control, others might be more challenging. The goal is to find what works for you and stick with it, even on the more challenging days, so that you can lead a healthy life.

Now, let's get into the inspirational Wednesday quotes.

Wellness Quotes

Many aspects of life, from mental and emotional well-being to physical health, are included in the term "wellness." Here are some quotes to inspire you to pursue wellness in all areas of your life to take control of your health and wellbeing.

1. "The greatest wealth is health." - Virgil

2. "He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything." - Arabian Proverb

3. "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." - Jim Rohn

4. "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - World Health Organization

5. "Your body hears everything your mind says." - Naomi Judd

6. "The groundwork of all happiness is health." - Leigh Hunt

7. "It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it." - Epictetus

8. "The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care." - Philip Sidney

9. "In life, don't let the elements make you bitter; instead, let them strengthen you. Let the rain cleanse you, the snow preserve you, and the heat test all you are made of. " - Eric McQuesten

10. "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." - Mahatma Gandhi

11. "People don't change until they want to." - Unknown

12. "If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done." - Unknown

13. "In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis

14. "To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." - Buddha

15. "Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health." - Dalai Lama

16. "If you don't have your health, you don't have anything." - Chuck Pagano

17. "View health as an investment, not an expense." - John Quelch

18. “If you want something bad enough, go get it” – Tiger Woods  

19. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life” – Steve Jobs  

20. "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties." - Henri Frederic Amiel

Nutrition Quotes

It can be tough to make healthy choices when it comes to food. But with a little bit of inspiration, it's definitely doable. Here are some great quotes about nutrition to help get you motivated.

21. "You feel better when you're eating food that retains nutritional value." - Amber Heard

22. “One should eat to live, not live to eat.” - Moliere

23. “You are what you eat.” -Ancient Chinese proverb

24. “People who are trying to lose weight should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” -Adelle Davis

25. “A diet is a short-term fix for a long-term problem.” - Unknown

26. “The best way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.” -Mark Twain

27. “You can't exercise your way out of a bad diet.” -Mark Hyman

28. "Leave the table while you still feel you could eat a little more." -  Helena Rubinstein

29. "A little of what you fancy does you good." – British Proverb

30. "You are never too old to set new goals or to dream a new dream." – C.S. Lewis

31. "The dieting wars have got to stop." - Lady Gaga

32. "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." – Virginia Woolf

33. "Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, depriving yourself of the foods you love, or drastically changing your lifestyle. It's about finding balance and enjoying everything that your healthy diet has to offer." – Amy Gorin

34."There are no bad foods, just bad diets." – Tom Venuto

35. "To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." – La Rochefoucauld

36."The most important thing on the plate is what's not there." – Michel Guérard

37. "High-quality food is better for your health." - Michael Pollan

38. "Creating an overall healthy lifestyle for yourself doesn't require a radical diet or significant life change. In fact, it can be attained through common sense decisions about the way we eat, move, and live." - Harley Pasternak

39. "In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired" -Unknown

40. "If it tastes good; spit it out" – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Fitness Quotes

It's important to stay active and fit, but it can be hard to find the motivation to do so. These quotes about fitness will help inspire you to get up and move.

41. "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." - John F. Kennedy

42. “In order to achieve the impossible, one must first try the absurd.” – Fernando Pessoa

43.  "Do not go gentle into that good night... Rage, rage against the dying of the light!" - Dylan Thomas

44. “If you still look good at the end of your workout, you didn’t train hard enough.” – Unknown

45. “I am not a failure because I have failed, I am a failure because I have given up.” – Denis Waitley

46. “You can’t put a limit on how much you can improve and how much you can do. There are no limits on what you can be, or what you can do, except the limits you place on yourself.” – Brian Tracy

47. “If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Anonymous

48. “Today’s Accomplishments were Yesterday’s Impossibilities” – Robert H Schuller

49. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing - that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

50. “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” – Jafar Panahi

51. “A year from now, you will wish you had started today." - Karen Lamb

52. "Sitting is the new smoking" - Unknown  

53. "Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional and mental states." - Caroline Myss  

54. "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." - Zig Ziglar

55. "To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise." - Gene Tunney

56. "The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy." - Kenneth H. Cooper

57. "It's challenging, but you have to at least try to eat right and exercise." Joely Fisher

58. "Discipline is choosing between what feels good now and what feels better later." - Unknown  

59. "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you."- Fred Devito

60. "Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states." - Carol Welch

Happiness Quotes

Happiness is a state of mind that many people strive to achieve. These quotes about happiness will inspire you to find joy in your life.

61. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

62. “The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” – William Saroyan

63. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

64. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.” – Dalai Lama

65. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

66. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

67. “You don't have to be happy every second to be happy overall." – Unknown

68. "True happiness comes from within." – Unknown

69. "The only way to find true happiness is by searching for it." – Unknown

70. "Happiness comes when we forget ourselves." – Unknown

71. "It is better to be alone than in bad company."- George Washington

72. "Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the things we don't have and celebrate the things we do have." - Unknown

73. "No matter how hard life gets, never give up on yourself." - Unknown

74. "Be the reason someone smiles today." - Unknown

75. "When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."- Helen Keller

76. "It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness." - Charles Spurgeon

77. "Stop chasing after the wrong things and start chasing after the right things." - Unknown

78."You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes." - Toni Morrison

79. "We can't control the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails." - Jimmy Dean

80. "If you want to be happy, be."  - Leo Tolstoy

Balance Quotes

Finding balance in life is essential for happiness and success. These quotes will help you find the right balance for your life.

81. “A life of balance is a life of choices.” – Deborah Day

82. “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” – Oscar Wilde

83. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

84. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

85. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

86. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

87. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” – Dalai Lama

88. “Today’s Accomplishments Were Yesterday’s Impossibilities.” Robert H. Schuller

89. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

90. "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." - Charles R. Swindoll

91. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." -Steve Jobs

92. "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work." -Steve Jobs

93. "If you fell down yesterday, stand up today." - H. G. Wells

94."The most important thing is not to stop questioning." -Albert Einstein

95. "We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." -Joseph Campbell

96. "Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." - Theodore Roosevelt

97." In order for things to change, we must first be willing to let go of our old ways." -Ken Keyes Jr.

98. "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." - Sam Levenson

99. "I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be." - Ken Venturi

100. "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." - Confucius

101. "The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life." - William Morris

Wellness Wednesday and beyond

People who embrace Wellness Wednesday find it easier to maintain healthier habits when part of a community. It's not about our own self-gratification but rather about the idea that an entire community can lift each other up to improve our mental and physical well-being. However, you must continue implementing these habits even when Wednesday is over.

Here are some things you can do for the different areas of wellness:

Mental and physical health

Mental health and physical health are closely linked. Taking care of your mental health can improve your physical health and vice versa.

Some things you can do to improve your mental and physical health include:

  • eating a healthy diet,
  • exercising regularly
  • getting enough sleep
  • managing stress effectively
  • spending time with supportive people

Social wellness

Social wellness is about developing and maintaining healthy relationships. It’s important to have people in your life that you can rely on and who make you feel good about yourself.

Some things you can do to improve your social wellness include:

  • volunteering
  • joining a club or organization
  • attending social events
  • reaching out to family and friends

Emotional wellness

Emotional wellness is about being aware of and accepting your emotions. It’s also about being able to manage your emotions healthily.

Some things you can do to improve your emotional wellness include:

  • identifying your feelings
  • expressing your emotions in a healthy way
  • developing positive self-talk
  • practicing stress management techniques

Spiritual wellness

Spiritual wellness is about having a sense of purpose and meaning in your life. It’s about connecting with something larger than yourself.

Some things you can do to improve your spiritual wellness include:

  • meditating
  • praying
  • spending time in nature
  • practicing gratitude

Leading a Healthy lifestyle

Creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes time, intention, and effort. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it. Practicing self-care and adopting a healthy mindset around food, movement, and sleep can lead you to good health.


Remember that you're not alone in this journey when you feel low in the middle of the week, and you feel like you can't continue. We're all doing our best to live fulfilling, happy lives. We hope these quotes inspire and motivate you to keep going.

Be sure to bookmark this page when you need some positive Wednesday quotes.

*This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult a doctor before making any changes to your diet or exercise routine.

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