WQWWC #19: Fitness, Health or Wellness

Welcome to Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays

As a world we have discovered the overwhelming destruction of illness. Our world has been turned upside down and backwards. There is much we can do to stay healthy even during a pandemic. What are you doing to stay healthy?

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Fitness, health and wellness is not a fad or something new.

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.


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

And we all know the Benjamin had something to say about health. I’m going to have to work on this one.

“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

Benjamin Franklin

People are all the map on this topic. Most of us know that exercise, fitness and preserving wellness is a so important we should devote some time to it. That’s the ideal. Some of us don’t live up to it, but still espouse it as a goal. Others don’t.

The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.

Joan Rivers

Could you be one of the centerists?

So I’ve broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance.

Kenneth H. Cooper

The way to participate in this challenge is to find a quote or use one of mine and expound on it through words or pictures. Each week I have a new topic. Find them all on my Writer’s Quotes Wednesday page.

WQWWC Instructions
9 Ways to Respond to a Quote for Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge

You can either publish a post and link it to mine or leave your quote in the comment section with your thoughts or photo about it. I’ll republish the link to your post in my next week’s post.

Happy Quoting!

Thanks to Everyone Who Participated Last Week

You make my days sunny and my years happy.

It’s hump day, How’s Your week going?

Coming Up

Terri’s internet is still not set up. I will be doing Sunday Stills on April 11th. Topic: Emerging. Hope to see you there. 🙂

There’s a new Story Chat by Doug Jacquier called “Miniature Planet.” If you have a second, stop by and give it a read, then have a chat with him in the comment section.

Solution for Boredom While You Self-Isolate

Self-isolating takes its toll after a while. The COVID-19 virus has forced us to keep to ourselves and stay inside for the most part. The news says the restrictions are working and may stay in place until June. Keeping up your mental acuity and health is as important as preventing the virus.

What do you do?

Besides blogging, hiking, and gardening, I do digital jigsaw puzzles, especially at night.

Jigsaw Puzzle History

In the 1760s European mapmakers pasted maps onto wood and cut them into small pieces. John Spilsbury, an engraver and mapmaker, is credited with inventing the first jigsaw puzzle in 1767. Puzzling has grown into a major pastime since that time with the craze starting in 1900 and skyrocketing through the early 1930s. In early days the pieces did not interlock and were cut along color lines eliminating clues for assembly. Puzzles were quite expensive and were primarily enjoyed by the rich.

Parker Brothers manufactured the first figure and interlocking puzzle pieces making the jigsaw puzzle affordable for everyone. Die-cut cardboard puzzles of masterpiece paintings that could be mass-produced added to the growth of the hobby. By the 1960s, puzzles decreased in popularity.

In the last decade improvements in die-cutting, laser cutting, and digital puzzles have put the pastime back on the table. Online companies like Vistaprint as well as retailers like Costco and Walmart offer you the chance to turn your favorite photos into puzzles.

Do you have a cause or a favorite place? Make puzzles out of your photos to enjoy them over and over. Here is one of mine. From Woodlake Rose Garden.

pink tinged yellow centered rose
Name this rose.

Digital puzzles make it possible to assemble your photo masterpieces into as many pieces and shapes as you can imagine. You are limited only by your screen size. I downloaded an app for my computer from Free Jigsaw Puzzles.

If you get tired of making your own photos there are a several sites that have almost unlimited free puzzles. These are my top two picks.

Shop for or make puzzles online Puzzle Me