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118 Uplifting Wellness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate

by: Sarah Appleby
Published: May 5, 2023
Updated: October 5, 2023

The term wellness evokes feelings of happiness and vitality. So it’s easy to see how wellness quotes have the power to uplift and empower, especially when motivation is low.

Whilst health and fitness are major aspects of wellness, there’s so much more to wellness than just your physical health. In fact, wellness can be defined as the act of practicing healthy habits in all areas of your life, including health, fitness, mindfulness, mental health and social well-being. 

Wellness quotes to inspire and motivate.
Wellness quotes to inspire and motivate.

Wellness is very on trend right now, and a simple Google search reveals a plethora of prevention and wellness programs and services. McKinsey estimates the global wellness and prevention market at more than $1.5 trillion, with annual growth of 5 to 10 percent.

You can see how now more than ever before is a fantastic time to be a wellness coach. No matter your niche it’s important to provide your clients with a premium service; making them feel understood and listened too is essential. Providing the right blend of motivation and reassurance will bring out the very best in your clients.

But, knowing what to say in any given situation can feel a little overwhelming for new and old coaches alike, so having a go-to list of motivational quotes is a handy tool for a wellness coach to have.

In this post we’ve put together the most inspirational quotes in the realm of wellness. Here you will find a wellness quote to fit any situation. Here’s our list:

Wellness Quotes for Happiness

  1. “I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.” – Voltaire
  2. “You don’t have to be happy every second to be happy overall.” – Unknown
  3. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
  4. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

"True happiness comes from within." - Unknown

  1. “True happiness comes from within.” – Unknown
  2. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein
  3. “If you want to be happy, be.”  – Leo Tolstoy
  4. “The groundwork for all happiness is health.” – Leigh Hunt
  5. “Stop chasing after the wrong things and start chasing after the right things.” – Unknown
  6. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon
  7. “Be the reason someone smiles today.” – Unknown
  8. “Laughing decreases blood pressure and increases blood flow.” – Unknown
  9. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” – Irish proverb

Spiritual Wellness Quotes

  1. “Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.” – Greg Anderson
  2. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
  3. “The body is like a piano, and happiness is like music. It is needful to have the instrument in good order.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  4. “Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind, and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.” – Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu
  5. “Sufficient sleep, exercise, healthy food, friendship, and peace of mind are necessities, not luxuries.” – Mark Halperin
  6. “Take care of yourself, be healthy, and always believe you can be successful in anything you truly want.” – Alessandra Ambrosio
  7. “Nobody can be in good health if he does not have all the time fresh air, sunshine, and good water.” – Flying Hawk
  8. “A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker than a germ.” – John Steinbeck

"The mind and body are not separate. Wha affects one, affects the other." - Unknown

  1. “The mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.” – Unknown
  2. “You are the only one who can limit your greatness.” – Unknown
  3. “The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.” – Greg Anderson
  4. “Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy.” Bella Bleue

Wellness Quotes for Social Well-Being

"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." -Oprah Winfrey

  1. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey
  2. Give your love to all, trust in the team to which you are joined, and do not do wrong to others for your own self-gratification.”- Byron Pulsifer
  3. “It is better to be alone than in bad company.”- George Washington
  4. “Social progress makes the well-being of all more and more the business of each.” – Henry George
  5. “Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” – Lisa Olivera
  6. “One of the hallmarks of social wellness is being inclusive, not exclusive, with our friendship.” – Laurie Buchanan

Wellness Quotes for a Positive Mindset

  1. “A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” – Dalai Lama
  2. “If you can change your mind, you can change your life.” – William James
  3. “Your body hears everything your mind says.” – Naomi Judd
  4.  “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis
  5. “If you want something bad enough, go get it” – Tiger Woods
  6. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life” – Steve Jobs
  7. “You are never too old to set new goals or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  8. “In order to achieve the impossible, one must first try the absurd.” –Fernando Pessoa
  9. “You can’t put a limit on how much you can improve and how much you can do. There are no limits on what you can be, or what you can do, except the limits you place on yourself.” – Brian Tracy

"We can't control the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails." - Jimmy Dean

  1.  “We can’t control the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails.” – Jimmy Dean
  2.  “No matter how hard life gets, never give up on yourself.” – Unknown
  3.  “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  4. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen
  5. “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” Robert H. Schuller
  6.  “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells
  7. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso
  8. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  9. “The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” – Tony Robbins

Wellness Quotes for Healthy Habits

"We are what we repeatedly eat. Healthy eating is not an act, but a habit." - “We are what we repeatedly eat. Healthy eating is not an act, but a habit.” -Felicity Luckey

  1. “We are what we repeatedly eat. Healthy eating is not an act, but a habit.” – Felicity Luckey
  2. “Consistency is more important than perfection.” – Unknown
  3. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho.
  4. “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin.
  5.  “In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired” – Unknown
  6. “A year from now, you will wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb
  7. “In order for things to change, we must first be willing to let go of our old ways.” – Ken Keyes Jr.
  8. “Create healthy habits, not restrictions.” – Unknown
  9. “Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.” – William Shakespeare
  10. “It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.” – Steve Maraboli
  11. “If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you.” – Unknown

Wellness Quotes for Healthy Living

  1. “It’s not coincidence that four of the six letter in health are heal.” – Ed Northstrum
  2. “Well-being is about the combination of our love for what we do each day, the quality of our relationships, the security of our finances, the vibrancy of our physical health, and the pride we take in what we have contributed to our communities. Most importantly, it’s about how these five elements interact.” – Tom Rath
  3. “Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being.” – J. Stanford.
  4. “Health is a relationship between you and your body.” – Terri Guillemets

"The greatest wealth is health." - Virgil

  1. “The greatest wealth is health.” –Virgil
  2. “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – Arabian Proverb
  3. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
  4. “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – World Health Organization
  5. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Unknown
  6.  “In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
  7.  “Creating an overall healthy lifestyle for yourself doesn’t require a radical diet or significant life change. In fact, it can be attained through common sense decisions about the way we eat, move, and live.” – Harley Pasternak
  8. “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” – Oscar Wilde
  9. “Today is your day to start fresh, to eat right, to train hard, to live healthy, to be proud.” – Bonnie Pfiester
  10. “So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” – A.J. Reb Materi
  11. “A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” – Tom Stoppard
  12. “Healthy is an outfit that looks different on everybody.” – Unknown
  13. “But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.” – Deepak Chopra
  14. “Being healthy is a success that many people forget to celebrate.” – Unknown
  15. “There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management, and periodic exams.”- Kenneth H. Cooper
  16. “To get rich never your risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.” – Richard Baker

Wellness Quotes for Healthy Eating

  1.  “You are what you eat.” -Ancient Chinese proverb

"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates

  1. “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
  2. “Those who have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find the time for illness.’’ – Edward Stanley
  3.  “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf
  4. “One should eat to live, not live to eat.” – Moliere
  5. “If you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food.” – Errick McAdams
  6.  “You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet.” – Mark Hyman
  7. “Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.” – Jim Rohn
  8. “Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it.” – Heather Morgan
  9. “Don’t ask why healthy food is so expensive. Ask why junk food is so cheap.” – Nutrition Snob
  10. “Sorry, there’s no magic bullet. You gotta eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story.” – Morgan Spurlock
  11. “Eating healthy food fills your body with energy and nutrients. Imagine your cells smiling back at you and saying: ‘Thank you!’” – Karen Salmansohn
  12. “A healthy outside starts from the inside.” – Robert Urich
  13. “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” – Francois La Rochefoucauld
  14. “Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.” – Jeanette Jenkins
  15. “Healthy eating isn’t about counting fat grams, dieting, cleanses and antioxidants; it’s about eating food untouched from the way we find it in nature in a balanced way.” – Pooja Mottl

Wellness Quotes for Mental Health

"What mental health needs are more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation." - Glenn Close

  1. “What mental health needs are more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close
  2. “The key to a healthy life is having a healthy mind.” – Richard Davidson
  3. “There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone’s business.” – Vikram Patel
  4. “The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve.” – Charles F. Glassman
  5. “Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.” – Louise Hart
  6. “A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health.” – Kate Middleton
  7. “A great hallmark of mental wellness is the ability to be in the present moment, fully and with no thoughts of being elsewhere.” – Wayne Dyer
  8. “Mental health can be just as important as physical health – and major depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses.” – Michael Greger

Wellness Quotes for Fitness

“We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising.” -Dr Kenneth Cooper

  1. “We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising.” – Dr Kenneth Cooper
  2. “Every workout is progress.” – Unknown
  3. “Exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind.” – Nelson Mandela
  4. “The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” – Kenneth H. Cooper
  5. “If you still look good at the end of your workout, you didn’t train hard enough.” – Unknown
  6. “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states.” – Caroline Myss
  7. “Most of us think we don’t have enough time to exercise. What a distorted paradigm! We don’t have time not to. We’re talking about three to six hours a week – or a minimum of thirty minutes a day, every other day. That hardly seems an inordinate amount of time considering the tremendous benefits in terms of the impact on the other 162 – 165 hours of the week.” – Stephen Covey
  8. “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basic of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John F. Kennedy
  9. “A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” – Joan Welsh
  10. “The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.” – Unknown
  11. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
  12. “And I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.” – Julie Bishop

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