Thomas Jefferson's health quotes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! ONE OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS AND OUR 2ND PRESIDENT WAS A HEALTH EXERCISE ACTIVIST. TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY, HERE ARE SOME QUOTES FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON.

“Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.” -Thomas Jefferson

HE SAID IT BEST: HEALTH = HAPPINESS


“Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.” -Thomas Jefferson

I WISH THIS QUOTE COULD BE GIVEN TO SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE GETTING RID OF PE AND RECREATION FOR MORE ACADEMIC VENTURES. NOT ONLY IS THIS ADDING TO THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC, BUT IT HURTS THE GRADES AS WELL. IT TURNS OUT THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HAVE BETTER GRADES (Trudeau, 2008).

References:
Trudeau, F. (2008). Physical education, school physical activity, school sports and academic performance. International Journal of Behavioral