Family Health and Fitness Day USA is observed every year on the last Saturday of September with an aim to promote physical activity and wellness among family members.

Not many are aware that food and health patterns can be adopted by family members, knowingly or unknowingly, when they live together. This means that it can at times be hard to break out and indulge in healthier activities when everyone else around is not. Family Health and Fitness Day USA is, therefore, celebrated to remind people to always put family first.

The best way to celebrate this day is by playing a sport with family or attending an event at a local health club.

On this occasion, here are a few quotes that will motivate you to stay fit and lead a healthy lifestyle. (Courtesy: Goalcast and Womansday)

  1. "Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be." – Khloe Kardashian
  2. "Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom." – Jack Lalanne
  3. "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
  4. "Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood." – Unknown
  5. "A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." – Irish proverb
  6. "He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything." – Arabian proverb
  7. "If you ever lack the motivation to train then think what happens to your mind & body when you don’t." – Shifu Yan Lei
  8. "Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse." – George Sheehan
  9. "We must train hard. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist." – Vince McConnell
  10. "Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." – Doug Larson
  11. "If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." - Mary Engelbreit

running-4782722_1920 Representation. Running. Photo: Pixabay