in corpore sano. Who said that again? I forgot. However, today I have my winter training program started. Yeah, right, I’m totally nuts. Work out in the winter? Pfff. Well, the temperatures are still summery … started slowly today, look for yourself.
Did check with Wikipedia:
- Mens sana in corpore sano is a Latin phrase, usually translated as „a sound mind in a sound body“ or „a healthy mind in a healthy body“.
- In the western world, the phrase is widely used in sporting and educational contexts to express the theory that physical exercise is an important or essential part of mental and psychological well-being.
The phrase comes from Satire X of the Roman poet Juvenal (10.356). It is the first in a list of what is desirable in life:
- You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body.
- Ask for a stout heart that has no fear of death,
- and deems length of days the least of Nature’s gifts
- that can endure any kind of toil,
- that knows neither wrath nor desire and thinks
- the woes and hard labors of Hercules better than
- the loves and banquets and downy cushions of Sardanapalus.
- What I commend to you, you can give to yourself;
- For assuredly, the only road to a life of peace is virtue.