Health is…

The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air,
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
~ Nursery rhyme

 

As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying. We have lost all confidence in the human body.  ~ Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail, 1979

 

Health is a relationship between you and your body.  ~ Terri Guillemets

 

Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.  ~ Marcus Valerius Martial

 

After these two, Dr. Diet and Dr. Quiet, Dr. Merriman is requisite to preserve health.  ~ James Howell