Studies have shown that people who are physically active sleep better than those who are sedentary. The more energy you expend during the day, the sleepier you will feel at bedtime.

— Andrew Weil

 

Happiness is a skill. It requires effort and time.

— Andrew Weil

 

But hard does not mean depressed, just as easy does not mean content.

— Andrew Weil

 

In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created.

— Andrew Weil

 

My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.

— Andrew Weil

 

There’s a great deal of scientific evidence that social connectedness is a very strong protector of emotional well-being, and I think there’s no question that social isolation has greatly increased in our culture in, say, the past 50 years, past 100 years.

— Andrew Weil

 

Fitting a walk into a busy life can be challenging, so I suggest walking rather driving to work or to run errands as often as you can – in other words, think of walking as alternative transportation.

— Andrew Weil

 

The more easily digestible and refined the carbohydrates, the greater the effect on our health, weight and well-being.

— Andrew Weil

 

Genuine happiness comes from within, and often it comes in spontaneous feelings of joy.

— Andrew Weil

 

Massage therapy has been shown to relieve depression, especially in people who have chronic fatigue syndrome; other studies also suggest benefit for other populations.

— Andrew Weil

 

It does kids no favors, and sets them up for a potential lifetime of poor health and social embarrassment, to excuse them from family meals of real food. Everyone benefits from healthy eating, but it is particularly crucial at the beginning of life.

— Andrew Weil

 

The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as effective in treating mild to moderate depression.

— Andrew Weil

 

You can’t afford to get sick, and you can’t depend on the present health care system to keep you well. It’s up to you to protect and maintain your body’s innate capacity for health and healing by making the right choices in how you live.

— Andrew Weil

 

A beautiful bouquet or a long-lasting flowering plant is a traditional gift for women, but I have recommended that both men and women keep fresh flowers in the home for their beauty, fragrance, and the lift they give our spirits.

— Andrew Weil

 

It is more important to eat some carbohydrates at breakfast, because the brain needs fuel right away, and carbohydrate is the best source.

— Andrew Weil

 

Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist.

— Andrew Weil

 

Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite – it is, or should be, a central, basic expression of human life.

— Andrew Weil

 

The world is beset by many problems, but in my opinion, this hijacking of our brain’s reward centers by electronic media is potentially one of the most destructive.

— Andrew Weil

 

Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease of civilization.

— Andrew Weil

 

Giving gifts to others is a fundamental activity, as old as humanity itself. Yet in the modern, complex world, the particulars of gift-giving can be extraordinarily challenging.

— Andrew Weil

 

Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food.

— Andrew Weil

 

If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly.

— Andrew Weil

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