President's Day Health Quotes: Healthy Messages From American Leaders

02/18/2013 07:36 am ET

There's no denying that a day off in honor of President's Day is good for your health. You can catch up on sleep, do some healthy meal prep for the week ahead or commit to unplugging and de-stressing.

But let's not forget why we're blessed with this three-day weekend, first in recognition of George Washington's birthday and now as a nod to all of our past presidents.

Of course, not every president has been a model of healthy living. But a number of them have, at the very least, left a legacy of wise words about health and wellness. Here are a few of our favorites -- and why they are right on the mark.

Health Quotes From Presidents

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