20 Inspiring Quotes on Health, Life & BalanceOmBody Health
Posted On November 1, 2016 
By Allie 

What is ‘holistic health’? According to the dictionary, the word holistic is defined as: “characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.” So, when we use the word  in reference to our health, what we mean is the picture of health that includes not only the obvious physical factors, but mental, emotional, social, and even spiritual factors as well.

In today’s modern world, many of our systems and customs seem to be organized in a way that separates the different facets of health- for example, a nutritionist might recommend ways to eat healthfully, and a therapist might recommend ways to cope with stress, but often, there is little to no crossover guidance, or framework for fitting the pieces together as a whole.

It seems that we have forgotten the idea that health encompasses not just the absence of physical disease, but involves healthy habits, thoughts, coping mechanisms, and peaceful ways of relating to our environment and to others. At OmBody Health, we’re committed to the vision of holistic health: it can be broken down into parts, but each part is ultimately inextricable from the whole. With this vision in mind, we’ve selected 20 of our favorite quotes to share with others on their journey to a well-balanced life:

 “Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

 

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

 

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” – Joseph Pilates

 

“The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.” – Harry J. Johnson

 

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

 

“Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.”-Anne Wilson Schaef

 

“You can’t control what goes on outside, but you CAN control what goes on inside.” – Unknown

 

“The cheerful mind perseveres, and the strong mind hews its way through a thousand difficulties.” – Swami Vivekananda

 

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

 

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos- the trees, the clouds, everything.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it, and watch the whole transform.” – Rene Descartes

“Every negative belief weakens the partnership between mind and body.” – Deepak Chopra

“Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – World Health Organization, 1948

 

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

 

“I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.” – Voltaire

 

“A sad soul can be just as lethal as a germ.” – John Steinbeck

 

“If you know the art of deep breathing, you have the strength, wisdom and courage of ten tigers.” – Chinese adage

 

“Remain calm, because peace equals power.”- Joyce Meyer

 

“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” – Winston Churchill

 

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

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