Exercise is King and Nutrition is Queen. Or is it?

Exercise is King or is Nutrition King

So I’ve seen this quote in two ways. 

Sometimes it says nutrition is king and exercise is queen.

And I’ve also seen it as exercise is king and nutrition is queen.

Which one’s right?!

Maybe there isn’t a right one.

They’re both right!!

Nutrition and exercise are equal.

We need to view both of these as equal. 

In fact, I believe (my view) that Jack Lalanne (the author of this quote) viewed them as equal.

We can’t have one without the other. 

And that’s how I see it. 

I don’t view one being more superior to the other. 

They work in tandem, the two must work hand in hand, like any relationship.

Now for me, this also means being consistent. We have to work daily to keep a relationship together. A relationship of two or more people must be consistent in order for a kingdom to be built.

And this is the same for nutrition and exercise.

We need to eat well daily and move daily.  

How much of it doesn’t matter. But doing it every day does matter!

So at this moment, you might not do any exercise or you probably haven’t had a piece of fruit for like forever. 

And you know you should be doing “10000 steps” every day

And you know you should be having more than 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day but you barely reach this in a week.  

Is this you?

Is it all or nothing with you?

Yes?!

Well, let me ask a question…

What use is all or nothing if you don’t start with 100 steps or 1 piece of fruit a day?

Something is better than nothing!!

So stop expecting too much of yourself.

Just do something.  Doing something is better than doing all and failing or doing nothing at all.

So I’m here to say that you need to eat healthily and move your body every day. 

And you just need a bit of nutrition and exercise to start the momentum. 

Start by doing a bit of exercise and a bit of nutrition. Doing a bit will allow you to stay consistent!

So go get that tandem moving and create your kingdom.


Hello, I’m Cheryl.  I’m a Yoga Teacher and Nutritional Therapist and I provide information to help people who suffer from autoimmune, hormonal, thyroid and joint-related conditions.


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