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Words of Wisdom #11

gene tunney, exercise quote

Since going to the Ranch, I’ve learned how important physical exercise is to health.  It may sound obvious to some of you, but it took me a while to realize how sedentary my life had become.  I was working on the computer most of the day without many breaks.  I was working out three times a week which I thought was sufficient.  I was eating well and was maintaining a healthy weight.

It wasn’t until I went through our Executive Wellness Program that I learned that my lack of exercise was seriously affecting my health including elevating my cholesterol levels.  I learned that the standard working out for an hour three days a week is not enough.  Especially for those of us that sit for our jobs most the day.  Now I try to make an effort to do some form of cardio almost every day for at least 30 minutes.  It’s not easy to find time to squeeze it in, but I find the more I do it, the I more I crave it.  Not only for my physical health, but my mental health as well.

That’s why this quote by Gene Tunney spoke to me when I saw it.  So I urge you, get up and walk around throughout the day.  Even if it’s just for a couple of minutes.  Try to do some form of intense cardio at least five times a week.  Your body will thank you.

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see things

Words of Wisdom #10

This is one of the most enlightening quotes I’ve ever come across.  One of the hardest obstacles to overcome is to see things outside of our own point of view.  Or to realize that everything we understand as truth in … Continue reading

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elbert hubbard

Words of Wisdom #9

Not much more to say that this quote hasn’t already.  Our true friends accept us for the good and the bad.  And we all have those qualities at one time or another, don’t we?  A true friend will stick with … Continue reading

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inner peace

Words of Wisdom #8

I love this quote because it’s true that we should be everything we want to see in the world.  If we want peace, it must start from within with love and acceptance for ourselves.  I also love the empowering feeling … Continue reading

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love quote

Words of Wisdom #6

  Love is what makes the world go around.  Sometimes though, in our lives, there are things that we just don’t want to do, right?  We’ve all been there, often on a daily basis.  However, I’ve personally found that if … Continue reading

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whole-plato

Words of Wisdom #5

  This quote by Plato is almost the perfect summary of what we believe at the Ranch constitutes good health.  Everything in your body is connected.  Complete health and wellness is giving your body what it needs as a whole. … Continue reading

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john_swift

Words of Wisdom #4

Why do we love this quote?  Because it tells us there’s a difference between just being “alive” and truly “living”.  How often are we distracted by work, the internet, and disagreements instead of focusing on what really makes us happy … Continue reading

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mark twain

Words of Wisdom #3

  I personally love this quote because “getting started” is half the battle in achieving our wants and goals.  How many times have we put things off for what we create in our minds as valid reasons?  Many times these … Continue reading

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jean-pierre barral

Words of Wisdom #2

  Why this quote?  I feel like these words are the perfect guidence for the ultimate mind body experience.  It covers all the bases and tells us in a simplistic beautiful way.  Enjoy!

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