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Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or ...
by Alan Thicke

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke

Related topics: Fitness

It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway.
- Alan Thicke

If it is a first offense, you ground them and have a talk.
The second offense would call for counseling.
- Alan Thicke

I'm a big proponent of having a mental health component
go along with whatever the physical realities are.
- Alan Thicke

 

Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing
together actively can be the '90s version of it.
Instead of just watching, you can do it together...
something we don't spend enough time on.
We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
- Alan Thicke

I'll be on my third honeymoon, so I'm more of an authority than I care to be.
- Alan Thicke

On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports and activity.
- Alan Thicke

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I wouldn't call myself a standup in the presence of
Jerry Seinfeld or Chris Rock,
but I do my share of it and it has been and remains
part of my activity and I like it.
- Alan Thicke

About 100 things that your kid will do that will surprise
you and break your heart and it will be a combination of fact based therapy,
medically advised kinds of passages accompanied by
celebrity anecdotes and just some funny stuff to lighten the load.
- Alan Thicke

If one tends to be a humorous person and you have a
sense of humor the rest of your life then you can certainly lighten the load,
I think, by bringing that to your trials and tribulations.
It's easy to have a sense of humor when everything is going well.
- Alan Thicke

So there was a constant flow and a thin line there
between reality and television and yes,
much of what I was experiencing in my real life was
also what was going on in the television show to the
extent that I had to take writers' advice and from the counselors around.
- Alan Thicke

There are psychological repercussions to illness and
we need a little more help to get through the effects
not only on the afflicted but on the family.
And I think there's even a place for humor in that.
- Alan Thicke

I'm not able to go in with an act that I use month
to month year to year all the time.
It's constantly evolving and changing and that keeps
me on my toes but certainly adds to the challenge.
- Alan Thicke

As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set
and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength.
Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children
helps me fulfill those responsibilities.
- Alan Thicke

My two boys were the same ages as the kids in the show.
In real life or in between the breaks I was raising
two kids off camera who were not unlike the two kids
who were being paid to be my kids.
- Alan Thicke

We look for opportunities to play together including basketball,
tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football.
I try to provide a loving environment where we can play.
I think that's good on so many levels -
emotionally,
for family interactions and, of course,
physically.
- Alan Thicke

My priority is to turn people - especially kids -
on to sports and being active so they don't even have
to think about it being good for their health.
If people participate for the fun of it,
and believe me - it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful.
- Alan Thicke

So we had psychiatrists and counselors and therapists
around the set regularly,
especially for those scenes in which Jason would be
dealing with a patient to make sure we were doing it all appropriately.
- Alan Thicke

And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into
it and just realize that we're all vulnerable.
We are humans.
There is a finite end to this life and we're all going
to face it and a little silliness can help.
- Alan Thicke

You must also give mental and physical fitness priority.
- Jim Otto

Personally, I need a high level of physical fitness
in order to feel at ease.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

It's not about weight, it's about fitness,
and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat,
because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is.
- Deborah Bull

It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me.
I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most.
- Jonah Lomu

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability,
experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.
- Fred Perry

So I've broadened the fitness concept to make it one
of moderation and balance.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

In terms of fitness and battling through cancer,
exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally.
- Grete Waitz

I'm still very professional about my fitness.
I stay in trim as I always did.
- Peter Shilton

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

Find fitness with fun dancing.
It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise.
- Paula Abdul

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.
- Marquis de Sade

I think it's more important to be fit so that you can
be healthy and enjoy activities than it is to have a good body.
- Rachel Blanchard

It's challenging, but you have to at least try to eat right and exercise.
- Joely Fisher

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport.
To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training,
diet and mental approach.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.
- Gene Tunney

Investing in health will produce enormous benefits.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

Jogging is very beneficial.
It's good for your legs and your feet.
It's also very good for the ground.
If makes it feel needed.
- Charles M. Schulz

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so
much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

For exercise, I now run with my chocolate Lab puppy,
Oscar.
- Daniela Pestova

In the midst of these hard times it is our good health
and good sleep that are enjoyable.
- Knute Nelson

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

If we could give every individual the right amount
of nourishment and exercise,
not too little and not too much, we would have found
the safest way to health.
- Hippocrates

Health is the vital principle of bliss,
and exercise, of health.
- James Thomson

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate.
The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we.
Set small goals and build upon them.
- Lee Haney

I would rather exercise than read a newspaper.
- Kim Alexis

Quit worrying about your health.
It will go away.
- Robert Orben

Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise.
It's something I long for but the biggest problem is
bending down and putting my tennis shoes on.
Once I go out I'm OK.
- David Soul

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

And you know, the baby boomers are getting older,
and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer,
and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.
- Amy Irving

Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.
- Hugh Blair

Swimming is normal for me.
I'm relaxed.
I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings.
It's my home.
- Michael Phelps

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is
the best time of the year.
- Franklin P. Adams

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an
unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine
and psychology in the world.
- Paul Dudley White

A runner must run with dreams in his heart,
not money in his pocket.
- Emil Zatopek

Take care of your body.
It's the only place you have to live.
- Jim Rohn

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body;
the two are ever united.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

If a man achieves victory over this body,
who in the world can exercise power over him? He who
rules himself rules over the whole world.
- Vinoba Bhave

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

A year ago I had a back injury and followed a good
nutrition program to help speed up my recovery.
I focused on exercise and staying healthy in order
to get back out on the ice.
- Sasha Cohen

A lot of people are afraid of heights.
Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
- Steven Wright

Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

You need to eat normally and healthfully,
and you need to exercise.
I'm so passionate about this because I think people
spend their lives not happy in their bodies.
- Courtney Thorne Smith

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.
- Gene Tunney

Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained
only because the alternative is worse.
- George A. Sheehan

Never hurry.
Take plenty of exercise.
Always be cheerful.
Take all the sleep you need.
You may expect to be well.
- James Freeman Clarke

Training is such a vital part of preparation for a game,
you really do train to play.
It tops up your ability, like sharpening a carving knife.
You can get away with not doing it for a while,
as long as you have reached a certain standard of fitness.
- Graeme Le Saux

My bottom is so big it's got its own gravitational field.
- Carol Vorderman


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