An hour of basketball feels like 15

An hour of basketball feels like 15 minutes.  An hour on a treadmill feels like a weekend in traffic school.  ~David Waltersin Esquire qtd in rdqq

I am pushing sixty that is enough

I am pushing sixty.  That is enough exercise for me.  ~Mark Twain, attributed in James Munson, The Sayings of Mark Twain, 1992; CDC

Lack of activity destroys the good condition

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.  ~Plato, quoted in Charles A. Bucher, Foundations of Physical Education, 1964; CDC

If the poor overweight jogger only knew

If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor.  ~Christiaan BarnardCUL

The word aerobics came about when the

The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, "If we’re going to charge $10 an hour, we can’t call it jumping up and down."  ~Rita Rudner

Better to hunt in fields for health

Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought,
Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught,
The wise, for cure, on exercise depend;
God never made his work for man to mend.
~John Dryden, ‘Epistle to John Driden of Chesterton’; CDC

Any workout which does not involve a

Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body – it just wears it out.  ~Norman MailerCUL