56 Healthy Habits Quotes: To Motivate You

Working on developing healthy habits can be challenging, but these quotes can help inspire and motivate you to stay on the path towards better health.

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Healthy Habits Quotes

1.) “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

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2.) “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

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3.) “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

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4.) “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

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5.) “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.” – Jack Canfield

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6.) “The only 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

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7.) “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

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8.) “A year from now, you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

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9.) “You have to do the right thing even if it’s hard.” – Ginni Rometty

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10.) “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”– Mahatma Gandhi

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11.) “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle

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12.) “The greatest wealth is health.”– Virgil

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12.) "You can't outrun a bad diet." - Unknown

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14.) “Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.” – Publilius Syrus

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15.) “It is easier to prevent disease than to cure it.”– Benjamin Franklin

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16.) “A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” – Unknown

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17.) “Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.”– Joseph Addison

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18.) “The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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19.) “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha

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20.) “Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being.” – J. Stanford

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21.) “A healthy outside starts from the inside.” – Robert Urich

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22.) "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West

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23.) "Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It's about being better than you used to be." - Unknown

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24.) "The greatest wealth is to live content with little." - Plato

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

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26.) "Exercise is king, nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom." - Jack LaLanne

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27.) "The human body is the best work of art." - Jess C. Scott

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28.) "Health is not a destination, it's a journey." - Unknown

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29.) "A healthy outside starts from the inside." - Robert Urich

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30.) "The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!" - Marvin Phillips

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31.) "The best thing you can do for your body is to keep your stress level low." - Dr. David B. Agus

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32.) "The best form of exercise is the one you'll do." - Dr. Kenneth Cooper

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33.) "The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Abraham Lincoln

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34.) "You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake." - Unknown

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35.) "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not." - Mark Twain

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36.) "Eat clean, train dirty." - Unknown

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37.) "A healthy mind in a healthy body." - Unknown

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38.) "He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything." - Arabian Proverb

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39.) "Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It's about being better than you used to be." - Unknown

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40.) "Food is not just fuel, it's information. It talks to your DNA and tells it what to do." - Dr. Mark Hyman

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41.) "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." - Michael Pollan

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42.) “All people are the same; only their habits differ.” – Confucius

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43.) "Our memory is just a habit, and habits can be improved with the right kind of training and practice." Kevin Horsley

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44.) "Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you?" Steve Maraboli

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45.) “Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.” – Unknown

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46.) “First we form habits then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they'll eventually conquer you.” Dr. Rob Gilbert

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47.) “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

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48.) “Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, but much more rewarding.” – Harvey MacKay

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49.) “Positive habits, positive attitudes and positive results will follow if we just keep going in the right direction.” – Steve Maraboli

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50.) “A daily routine of healthy habits is the key to a successful life.”– Unknown

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51.) “Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.” – Unknown

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52.) “Start today, not tomorrow. If anything, you should have started yesterday.” – Unknown

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53.) “The secret of completing habits is consistency and dedication.” – Unknown

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54.) “Make happen what you want to happen. Nothing will happen naturally until you make it happen.” – Unknown

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55.) “One way to break negative mind chatter is to replace it with positive affirmations.” – Unknown

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56.)  "In just three weeks, I retrained my brain and heart to allow generosity to take full effect in my life.” Jayson Linford

Final Thoughts

Whether you are trying to change a bad habit or create a new, healthier one, it is important to be consistent and dedicated. With the right amount of motivation and discipline, you can make positive changes in your life that will lead to better physical and mental health. Remind yourself regularly of the benefits that come from forming good habits, and replace negative mind chatter with positive affirmations.

We hope these quotes have sparked your motivation to create healthy habits. Be sure to keep them in your thoughts as you work on creating a healthier lifestyle.

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