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Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. Edward Stanley
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. Plato, The Republic
I’ve exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars. Erma Bombeck
I’ve come to this extreme slimming class to find out just how much effort is required to lose weight through exercise. Jacques Peretti, The Men Who Made Us Thin II, BBC 2013
The meteoric growth of the fitness industry worth nearly £4 billion a year. ibid.
The calorie-burning effects are limited by your metabolism. ibid.
How did we get sold the idea that exercise would make us thin? ibid.
Jane Fonda’s Workout: it revolutionized fitness. ibid.
A number of the headline Olympic sponsors were food giants. ibid.
I don’t work out because we don’t know yet about the long-term effects. It appears that each hour of exercise may add two hours to one’s life – but I don’t know of any evidence that this leads to getting better ideas. Marvin Minsky, MIT
The other important change that’s made us fat is lack of physical exercise. Horizon: Inside Every Fat Man, BBC 1969
Exercise: I know I should do it but I don’t particularly enjoy it. I begrudge the time and I never seem to make much progress. Professor Michael Mosley, Horizon: The Truth About Exercise, BBC 2012
We all respond to exercise in many different ways. ibid.
You have to control what you eat as well. ibid.
It’s what it does to the levels of fat in your blood. ibid.
Keeping on the move is not just a good way of burning calories, it also has a big impact on your physiologies. ibid.
The chair is a killer. ibid.
I want the absolute gain for the minimum pain … More research is going into exercise than ever before. Michael Mosley, The Truth About Getting Fit, BBC 2018
Walking – but how much do you really need to do to make a difference? … Is 10,000 steps really worth doing? ibid.
The fact is you can get similar perhaps greater benefits from a few brisk walks a day is enormously encouraging. ibid.
If you’re relying on willpower to do exercises you will probably fail … Look at more immediate satisfactions. ibid.
When I ran my foot touched the ground for less time … ‘Running is a natural part of our lives … Get out for a run’ … Runners are in fact less likely to suffer from arthritis than non-runners. ibid.
Dancing could be the best exercise of all to get maximum brain benefits. ibid.
It depends a lot on your parents’ genes and your genes. Dr Richard Ferguson, Loughborough University
Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse. George A Sheehan
I have never taken any exercise, except sleeping and resting, and I never intend to take any. Mark Twain
Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don’t need it: if you are sick you should not take it. Henry Ford
A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise. A A Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
All sedentary workers ... suffer from the itch, are a bad colour, and in poor condition ... for when the body is not kept moving the blood becomes tainted, its waste matter lodges in the skin, and the condition of the whole body deteriorates. Bernardino Ramazzini, 1700
If God wanted us to bend over he’d put diamonds on the floor. Joan Rivers
For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value which is to come. I Timothy 4:8
I’m still paying off me exercise bike out of the catalogue. The Royle Family s3e1, Denise, BBC 2000
Welcome to the world of extreme obstacle courses. This summer close to 100,000 people across the UK in will take part in Tough Mudder. Modern Times: Weekend Warriors, BBC 2015
Regimen is superior to medicine. Voltaire
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, 1631-1700
No pain, no gain. Jane Fonda
Viv Anderson has pissed a fitness test. John Helm, commentary
To exercise or not to exercise? … ‘Physical activity is one of the biggest problems we face in society now.’ Tonight: Exercise: New Year, New You? Professor Greg Whyte, ITV 2018
‘20 minutes a day of physical activity – walking – can make a profound difference to your health.’ ibid.
For many black people being on four wheels is like black-eyed peas and greens on New Year’s Eve. Storyville: United Skates, fan, BBC 2020
I’m considered a rink rat – you know, you’re born and raised in the rink. So now my kids got the same thing. ibid. single mum
Skating rinks held 2,000 and 3,000 people. So they were the first big arenas for rappers to perform in. ibid. Vin Rock
It’s the end of an era. After more than a decade the last indoor roller rink in our area is holding its final lace-up tonight. ibid. 1980s news report
In the state of Illinois we are the last two African-American owned and operated roller-skating rinks. ibid. owner
During months of having to stay at home millions of us swap the gyms for our living rooms. Numbers working out at home have doubled now estimated at around five million. And across the nation people are hooking up for some deep DIY fitness. But are we really getting it right? The Truth About Getting Fit at Home, BBC 2021
What’s the minimum amount of strength training and exercise you can get away with … if you exercise each major muscle group of the body once per week … You can get away with one minute per each muscle group. ibid.
It’s when my arm comes down, that’s the important bit … a win for the bands [over weights]. ibid.
‘Yoga: the evidence suggests there are reductions in things like blood pressure and heart rate.’ ibid. expert
Protein supplements: Once again Graham’s worried about hidden calories. ibid.
Around 50% of regular runners injure themselves every year. ibid.
Lift up out of your hips, keep looking ahead and use quick short strides. ibid.
A staggering 70% of women experience breast pain when they exercise. ibid.
You’re desperate to lose weight but where do you start? With a quarter of UK adults now classed as clinically obese, the diet and fitness industry is worth a gobsmacking £6 billion every year. Big Fat Lies About Diet & Exercise, Channel 5 2022
There is one guaranteed way to help lose the pounds: exercise … ‘You’re probably not burning up as many calories as you think.’ ibid.