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    idiom - health

    Is there an idiom in English which says something like "when you are healthy (eat healthy food, do sporst etc.) you have a "healthy" mind" ?

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    Re: idiom - health

    Sound in body and mind ?

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    Re: idiom - health

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    Is there an idiom in English which says something like "when you are healthy (eat healthy food, do sporst etc.) you have a "healthy" mind" ?
    You're thinking of a Latin phrase - mens sana in corpore sano, which translates as 'a healthy mind [goes in/depends on/is characteristic of] a healthy body'.

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    Re: idiom - health

    Thank you!

    Yes, I really did mean the Latin phrase - we say the same in Czech, but I thought that there's a different proverb (or a saying) for that in English.

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    Re: idiom - health

    "You are what you eat."






    (My mom used to tell me this when I was a child. I finally got tired of hearing it and asked her, "Did you eat a lot of rump roast when you were young?" That was the one and only time I asked her that question. )

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    Re: idiom - health

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    "You are what you eat."






    (My mom used to tell me this when I was a child. I finally got tired of hearing it and asked her, "Did you eat a lot of rump roast when you were young?" That was the one and only time I asked her that question. )
    funny
    Thanks!

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    Re: idiom - health

    Hi, In Spanish That Phrase Is "mente Sana En Cuerpo Sano".

    Its True If You Eat Healty Food, Practice Sports And You Smile YouŽll Have A Healty Body.


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    Healthiness in mind comes from healthiness in body.
    This is a largely controvertial quote made by an ex-president of the USA on the topic of education.
    Not so much an idiom, as a quotation. :) Nevertheless, it may be of use.

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    Re: idiom - health

    Hi

    "Mens Sana in Copore Sano" - this is a quotation from Juvenal [Latin poet].

    "Healthy /Sound Mind In Healthy Body" = "A Healthy Mind In A Healthy body



    In Romanian : Minte Sanatoasa In Corp Sanatos

    What is the equivalent of this saying in your mother tongue ?

    I`m interested in the linguistic acquisition and the differences in writing or spelling words [regarding this saying] in other languages :either of Germanic or Latin, Slavic,... origin.

    Thank you
    Last edited by Teia; 14-Jan-2007 at 20:26.

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    Re: idiom - health

    In Flemish:

    "Een gezonde geest in een gezond lichaam"

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