101 Health & Wellness Quotes to Inspire Workplace Wellness

workplace health and wellness quotes

101 Workplace Health and Wellness Quotes

 workplace health and wellness quotes

We all want to feel our best so we can do our best. But for many of us, the wellness journey is a long one. Diet changes may work short-term, but lack staying power. Exercise can seem overwhelming or intimidating—especially if you’re just getting started. For a sustainable approach that addresses your body and mind, take a look at these 101 health and wellness quotes to help inspire the journey ahead.

Health and wellness is a topic that has become more prevalent in today’s society, with an ever-growing number of people wanting to feel their best. And while it can seem like there are many factors that go into achieving this goal, the first step starts with you. There are so many ways to improve your health and wellness, whether by changing your diet or getting active. And if you want to take baby steps on the journey ahead, start small by using these 101 workplace health and wellness quotes as inspiration.

Some of the most influential people in the world have been quoted with some very powerful words to inspire others about a healthy lifestyle. This collection is a compilation of quotes from celebrities, athletes, politicians, and others to help motivate others in the journey to wellness.

  1. “Fitness is a state of mind, not a state of the body.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

  2. “A healthy, fit body—that is my greatest wealth.” – Sirena Von Der Osten

  3. “Successful people aren’t the ones who work just hard, they’re the ones who know how to work hard and stay dedicated.” – Anderson Silva

  4.  “A healthy, happy body leads to a healthy, happy mind.” – Amanda Russell

  5. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

  6.  “The harder you fight for something greater than yourself, the harder it is to surrender.” – Aaron O’Connor

  7. “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy” – Lao Tzu

  8. “The best time for planning a book was 10 years ago; The second best time for planning is now.” – Alan Cohen

  9.  “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”– George Eliot

  10.  “Fitness has got to be for you, not your neighbor.” -Christie Brinkley

  11.  “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind” – Shoko Tendo

  12. “There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.” – Beverly Sills

  13. “Fitness isn’t about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.” – Unknown

  14. “Your body hears everything your mind says.” -unknown

  15. “Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body does”– Unknown

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    “Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it” -Unknown

  17. “People who don’t make time for exercise will eventually have to make time for illness” -unknown

  18. “Success isn’t built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.”- Unknown

  19. “The harder you fight for something greater than yourself, the harder it is to surrender” – Aaron O’Connor

  20. “Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body does”– Unknown

  21. “Some big people talk about it, some don’t do anything but dream about it, and some small people just live it.” -Aristotle Onassis

  22. “A healthy, happy body leads to a healthy, happy mind.” – Amanda Russell

  23. “A quiet mind cureth all diseases” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  24. “Fitness is not about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.”– Unknown

  25. “Your health is your greatest wealth” -Bob Marley

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    “Cultivate peace of mind as an invaluable asset… by practicing these precepts for meditation which are so simple that everyone can easily apply them to his daily life. Slowly but surely, you will be able to perceive the tremendous benefit that comes from your own efforts in establishing mindfulness.” – BKS Iyengar

  27. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without” -Buddha

  28. “Be happy with what you have while working toward better things” – Unknown

  29. “A strong body makes the mind strong.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  30. “He who has health has hope. And he who has hope has everything.” -Arabian Proverb

  31. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”– John Wooden

  32. “If you’re going to make a change in your life, don’t wait for the right time. Make the right time.” – Unknown

  33. “All things are difficult before they are easy” -Thomas Fuller

  34.  “There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.” – Beverly Sills

  35. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”– Martin Luther King Jr.

  36. “Fitness wasn’t an option for me, it was a necessity.” – Christie Brinkley

  37. “Health is not just freedom from disease, but freedom from feeling too tired to do anything.”-Peter Jensen

  38. “The only way out of a bad situation is through.” -B. J. Gallagher

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    “A healthy body leads to a healthy mind.” -Anonymous

  40. “If you drink too much caffeine, you’re always drinking too much caffeine.”- Anonymous

  41. “Once you have accepted the worst, the best has to take care of itself.” -Amit Kalantri

  42. “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

  43. “The difference between mind and body is that one of them is in control.” -Ashleigh Brilliant

  44. “Keeping your body healthy is a duty. Otherwise, you’ll be miserable at work tomorrow.” -Bob Harper

  45. “A person who exercises consistently has the best mental diet plan.” -Anonymous

  46. “Health is like money; we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” -Josh Billings

  47. “It’s not what you do once in a while, it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.” -Martha Stewart

  48. “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” -World Health Organization

  49. “The first wealth is health.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  50. “Being healthy should be a top priority because it enables us to live life to its fullest.” -Anonymous

  51. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” -Anonymous

  52. “Being healthy is a great blessing and we should all strive for wellness and wholeness in our lives. Take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually.” -Debbie White

  53. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” -John D. Rockefeller

  54. “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because there is nothing in you that is cheap, vain, or frivolous.” -Titus 2:7-8

  55. “The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” -Socrates

  56. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

  57. “If you don’t take care of your mind and body, where will you be in five years?” -Josh Fox

  58. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela

  59. “The greatest remedy for anger is a delay.” -Publilius Syrus

  60. “Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.” -Japanese Proverb


    workplace health and wellness“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”-Aristotle

  62. “Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.” -Joe Clark

  63. Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” -Dalai Lama XIV

  64. “The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.” -Edward De Bono

  65. “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

  66. “To keep the body in good health is a duty. Otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -Buddha

  67. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” -Buddha

  68. “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” -Mother Teresa

  69. “When I take care of myself, I am better able to take care of others.” -Anonymous

  70. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” -Buddha

  71. “Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” -Parker Palmer

  72. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”  -Marcus Aurelius

  73. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” -Mahatma Gandhi

  74. “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison

  75. “The greatest wealth is health.” -Virgil

  76. “A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” -Tom Stoppard

  77. “A healthy employee is one who has an awareness of his/her own health needs and endeavors to reduce their risk for illness. A healthy workplace creates the environment where employees are encouraged to take charge of their health.”

  78. “It takes more than just a salad to be healthy every day! Wellness isn’t about restricting calories or what you eat, but more about finding balance in your life. It’s about the moments when you’re not stressed when you’re happy when you’re enjoying your time with friends and family. It’s how you feel after a workout or meditation session. Your wellness is unique.”


    “Physical strength is of little consequence if the breaking point is reached long before it will do any good.”

  80. “The most excellent and divine counsel, to which our care of health should conform, is this: that we ought to set before us, as a model for our nursing and domestic treatment of health, the method observed by providence in the formation of man.” -Sir John Floyer

  81. “Some days you feel great. Some days you feel like a truck ran over you. It’s not easy, but it is simple.” -Dr. John Gottman on exercise and health

  82. “Never underestimate the power of walking 10,000 steps per day!” -Dr. Oz quoting his wife

  83. “You can’t just fly through life with your eyes closed.”

  84. “Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities. It is the condition of having an optimum level of fitness for all dimensions that require attention in daily life: physical, psychological, spiritual, social and environmental.” -World Health Organization (WHO).

  85. “The body is meant to move, so anything that moves it—from push-ups to Pilates to sprinting upstairs—can be a sport.” -Frank Shorter

  86. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

  87. “Stop looking for the silver bullet and start working on silver buckshot.”

  88. “The oldest known medical text, written by Imhotep, an Egyptian who lived around 2600 B.C., described the use of lettuce to treat inflammation and edema (swelling), as well as its general analgesic (pain relief) effects.”

  89. “My workout is always strength training, it takes up most of my time because I want to be the best possible quarterback on Sundays.” -Tom Brady

  90. “Never eat anything bigger than your head.” -Chris Cornell

  91. “Whether it’s a pill or chopping off some leg, you do what you’ve got to do. People think I’m invincible. But physical and emotional pain is as real for me as anybody else.” -Ted Nugent

  92.  “I don’t want to take anything off the table. If I have to miss time, if I have to sit out, if I’m not healthy enough to play, this is my health. We’re making decisions not just for me but with my family.”

  93. “The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” -William Blake

  94. “A man who doesn’t strive to be better today than he was yesterday, and better tomorrow than he is today, will never be better.” -Malcolm S. Forbes

  95. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

  96. “Physical fitness can neither be attained by wishful thinking nor outright purchase. It’s the result of painstaking effort and determined discipline over a period of time. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence and determination. I firmly believe that where there’s a will, there’s a way.” -Jim Rohn

  97. “Never play another person’s game. Play your own.”

  98. “Health is not something we can buy. It must be earned!”

  99. “It takes more than just a salad to keep me going. I need my meat!” -Gandhi

  100. “In order to keep your health, you should plan a balanced diet and avoid excess…If you smoke or drink don’t try to stop it alone. You must have a doctor’s help.” -Catherine Pulsifer

  101. “Exercise is a dirty word. It implies work and sweat…The only way you can get the benefits of exercise is to do something enjoyable that’s physically impossible.”

There are many great workplace health and wellness quotes about health and wellness that can inspire your employees to work towards a more healthy lifestyle. Be sure to share these with them in order to get their motivation up. It’s important you start early, because the sooner they learn how much better it is for them when they take care of themselves, the easier it will be to maintain this behavior over time.

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