Tasks from work, projects from school, or even relationship concerns can overwhelm you. And you did not realize it is already Wednesday — the middle of the week! It's the best day to regroup our thoughts and refocus on our overall well-being. From a healthy mind to a healthy body, from eating habits to meditating, our collection of Wellness Wednesday quotes will encourage you to prioritize self-care and embrace a more balanced lifestyle.
Wellness, a holistic concept, transcends mere freedom from illness; it encapsulates complete physical, mental, and social well-being. Adopting a wellness-focused lifestyle means consciously cultivating positive habits and nurturing ourselves daily. Wellness Wednesday has no known origin, but this weekly reminder tells us that wellness is a continuous journey.
To start this section, we have words from an American doctor of medicine and former Air Force lieutenant colonel, Kenneth H. Cooper. He coined the term aerobics in 1966 and is thus known worldwide as the Father of Aerobics. His wellness quote perfectly broke down the holistic concept into six components we could all easily implement.
Check his quote and other Wellness Wednesday quotes from World Health Organization, Abraham Maslow, and many more below. And let their messages encourage you to nurture your whole well-being.
Love Wednesdays? Or need a little inspiration to help with hump day? Our selection of Wednesday quotes is the perfect accompaniment to the wellness-specific ones below.
A healthy mindset is a key ingredient to a happy, fulfilling life, and it's something we can all work on. Mindfulness practices such as meditation, journaling, and deep breathing exercises are workouts for our minds. In addition, it helps us become more aware of our emotions and thoughts. With this newfound self-awareness, you can spot those pesky negative thought patterns and swap them out for healthier, more constructive ones.
To further drive the point home, a study conducted an eight-week mindfulness-based intervention. Their observations revealed that multiple sessions of being in a state of mindfulness could contribute to a less stressed disposition1. In short, it became a trait.
Our brains are genuinely flexible, so there's always a way to cultivate a healthy mindset and maintain our mental health. From emperors to religious leaders, read how they value the mind through their Wellness Wednesday quotes below.
For further reading, read our article about mindfulness to know its benefits and to-dos. Or read up on some of the mental health quotes people have shared, talking about lived experience and getting through to the other side.
People have suggested said that sitting is the new smoking in recent years. This statement may be overinflated and distorted, but a sedentary lifestyle which a third of the global population follows, is a severe health risk.
According to several studies, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of many negative impacts on our bodies2, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, metabolic disorders, and overall mortality, and even impacts our mental health.
The only solution? Move! Whether you're power-walking around the neighborhood, pumping iron at the gym, striking a warrior pose in yoga, or even choosing the stairs over the elevator, incorporating movement into our daily lives is a gesture our bodies constantly appreciate.
Don't let the Instagram picture of gym buffs intimidate you. Remember, your wellness journey is yours; even the tiniest efforts contribute to a healthier, happier life. So, take those stretch breaks as you read the Wellness Wednesday quotes below.
Is meditating and exercising enough? What we put in our mouths also affects and even contributes the most to our overall health.
When we choose wholesome foods, we invest in our long-term health and happiness. A healthy eating plate packed with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins works wonders for our bodies, beefing up our immune systems and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
By changing our ways, healthy eating could be cheap, convenient, and, most importantly, delicious! (and even sustainable).
Hump Day, the notorious midpoint of the workweek, often challenges keeping our motivation and productivity levels up.
With the weekend still teasing us from afar and our Monday energy reserves depleting, finding ways to stay inspired becomes crucial.
Fortunately, we can do little acts to replenish our motivation bank, like changing location, getting some fresh air outside every Wednesday afternoon, and of course, everyone's choice, getting coffee before work.
Even an inspirational quote is a fantastic pick-me-up for those midweek slumps that could hit harder than your morning caffeine. So set the following inspirational quotes as your phone's wallpaper, or scribble it on a sticky note to slap on your computer screen to keep the wellness message front and center throughout the day.
Aside from meditating and journaling, kicking off your morning with positive affirmations can work wonders. So how do morning affirmations work? When we repeat uplifting words to ourselves, we're actively rewiring our brains to focus on the good in life. Over time, this practice helps displace negative thinking patterns and contributes to a healthier mental state.
Try weaving the following positive words into your daily rituals by reciting them while preparing breakfast or facing a mirror. No matter the method, you'll soon discover that a sprinkle of positivity each morning can make a difference in your outlook and help foster a positive attitude.
We have loads more positive words in our A-Z.
Did a single social media post encourage you to make one small but healthy choice? Of course, Scrolling Instagram or Facebook endlessly is not recommended, but it sure saved me a few times from giving in to my unhealthy cravings and negative thoughts. Even if it's not April 6, World Physical Activity Day, October 10, World Mental Health Day, or June, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, every day is the perfect time to remind our online friends to make healthy lifestyle choices.
To embrace Wellness Wednesday online, share a story and picture of your health journey on social media with the following wellness quotes to make a powerful and encouraging post. Remember to include the hashtag #WellnessWednesday!
Kiken, L. G., Garland, E. L., Bluth, K., Palsson, O. S., & Gaylord, S. A. (2015). From a state to a trait: Trajectories of state mindfulness in meditation during intervention predict changes in trait mindfulness. Personality and Individual Differences, 81, 41-46.
Park, J. H., Moon, J. H., Kim, H. J., Kong, M. H., & Oh, Y. H. (2020). Sedentary Lifestyle: Overview of Updated Evidence of Potential Health Risks. Korean Journal of Family Medicine, 41(6), 365-373.
Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.