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One Half of "LIFE" is "IF"

Did you know exactly one half of "LIFE" is "IF"? If we don't take action on whatever we're dreaming of becoming, doing or having it will begin to fade until all that's left is one big regret. I love the movie "Rudy" because it documents one kid's desire to do what he always wanted to do and the fact that he went to work on his dream.

Everytime I watch the video clip below where he runs on the field for the first time I get the shivers. So cool. What gives you the shivers and are you taking action on your dreams and goals like Rudy did?

Great Health Quotes

Here's some interesting quotes on the topic of achieving extraordinary health. Enjoy!

“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” ~ A.J.Materi

“To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”  ~ Hippocrates

“Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

“He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.” ~ Thomas Fuller

“Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king.” ~ Isaac Bickerstaff

“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” ~ Joan Welsh

“The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.”  ~ Sir Philip Sidney

“He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not.” ~ Italian Proverb

“Be careful about reading health books.  You may die of a misprint.”  ~ Mark Twain

“Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The best of all medicines is resting and fasting” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”  ~ Edward Stanley

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”  ~ Plato

“The greatest wealth is health.”  ~ Virgil

“Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“An hour of basketball feels like 15 minutes.  An hour on a treadmill feels like a weekend in traffic school.”  ~ David Walters

“Many so-called spiritual people, they overeat, drink too much, they smoke and don’t exercise. But they do go to church every week and pray ‘Please help my arthritis. Please help me bring up my strength, make me young again.’” ~ Jack LaLanne

“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” ~ William Londen

“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices:  take it or leave it.”  ~ Buddy Hackett

“The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.”  ~ Chinese Proverb

“As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.”  ~ Joan Gussow

“If you are surprised at the number of our maladies, count our cooks.” ~ Seneca

“Most diseases are the result of medication which has been prescribed to relieve and take away a beneficiant and warning symptom on the part of Nature.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

“The physically fit can enjoy their vices.” ~ Lord Percival

“In general, mankind, since the improvement in cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.”  ~ Benjamin Franklin

“Most of the food allergies die under garlic and onion.”  ~ Martin H. Fischer

“It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.” ~ Michael Pollan

“The word aerobics comes from two Greek words: aero, meaning “ability to,” and bics, meaning “withstand tremendous boredom” ~ Dave Barry

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ~ Thomas Edison

“The deviation of man from the state in which he was originally placed by nature seems to have proved to him a prolific source of diseases” ~ Edward Jenner

“There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it. ” ~Josh Billings

“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” ~ Hippocrates

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10000 times.” ~ Bruce Lee

“Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.” ~ Author Unknown

Miley Cyrus sings about "The Climb" and Extraordinary Health

With two girls (ages 11 and 9) around the house, I get my fair share of watching Hannah Montana (A.K.A. Miley Cyrus).  Recently I had the pleasure of hearing a song she sang titled "The Climb" and I really liked it.  I wasn't touched the same way her dad's mullet (Billy Ray Cyrus) and "Achy breaky heart" song touched me back in the 90's but it was still a cool song. Watch the video here and see the lyrics below. 

The song reminded me of the challenges we all have in climbing Extraordinary Health Mountain and achieving all of our personal and professional goals.  I hope you enjoy it and receive encouragement from it today.  Stay strong!

The Climb lyrics
Songwriters: Alexander, J; Mabe, J;

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I'm not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

'Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa