Man & Car
- Think of your body like a car. If you don't take the time to refuel your vehicle, eventually it will sputter and completely stop. (http://coldflu.about.com/od/preventionofacold/a/Sleep.htm)

- Think of yourself as you would that precious car and give it the best care that you can both inside and out. That means engaging in regular hygiene, working out regularly, and keeping an eye on what you put in the tank. Yes, we drink, smoke, and stay out too late, but we understand that proper grooming and good health cover for our transgressions, of which there are many. (http://www.bebetterguys.com/your-body.html)

- Basically think of your body and mind in terms of a car. If you are an athlete then it is a sports car more or less. The body is the frame and the engine; the mind is the electrical and computer aspects. We know how to train you to take these components to a higher level. It is just like getting more horse power out of your engine, or if you have an older car, getting a tune up. Most of the time as an athlete you are trained in endurance and strength. We can train you to be at your optimum. To be at your optimum can help in many ways: to reduce injury, to perform at a higher level, or to be able to stay competitive longer. (http://www.immortalpalm.com/ipimaa_athletes.htm)

Sometimes we drink soda instead of other drinks that contain more vitamins and minerals. You see, soda is what nutritionists call an “empty calorie” food. That means it has calories, just like milk and juice, but it doesn’t have much else, like all the vitamins and minerals that come in more natural drinks. As an athlete, your body relies on vitamins and minerals to perform at its best. Think about a car. You can fill a tank with gas, but a car needs oil in order for all the parts to work right. Vitamins and minerals are like oil. They don’t provide fuel directly, but you need them to get from one end of the pool to the other! Drinking soda instead of more “nutrient-dense” drinks is like putting bad oil – or no oil at all – in your car. It will still work, but you won’t be as fast. So drink milk and juice instead of soda, and I’ll bet you get to the finish line faster! (http://www.usaswimming.org/USASWeb/ViewMiscArticle.aspx?TabId=144&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en&mid=196&ItemId=209)

Now the question today what is your body like? Is it like a car bashed and beaten and looking ready for the scrap yard or is it like a beautiful Rolls Royce or a car anywhere in between? You see a car might be old but in really good condition. The owner has taken a lot of care and has pride about their car. Most car owners take more pride and care of their cars than their own bodies. (http://www.allwellbeing.com/weight_loss/2007/04/is-your-body-well-tuned-engine.html)

An athlete's body is just like the wheel. No matter how strong the arms, chest, shoulders, and legs look and feel, if the "core" (stomach and lower back) is weak, the athlete won't properly function. As an athlete performs explosive motions like jumping and sprinting, the upper and lower body must move in concert to generate maximum force. It is the muscles in the core that tie the upper and lower body together and help coordinate their motions. Athletes that possess a strong core will be able to better manage their body's motions as they learn to perform at higher speeds. (http://www.realsolutionsmag.com/asktrainer.asp)

If your body is like a car engine, sometimes it runs on high, sometimes it runs on low, and sometimes it runs just right." (http://www.alertprogram.com/about.php)

Imagine that your body is like a car, your heart is the engine, whilst the stomach is your fuel tank – both are essential to keep you running. (http://www.daisyseyecancerfund.org/eyeclinic/eye/eyescience.html)

Your body is like a car. It needs maintenance. (http://www.lime.com/node/7370)

"Your body is like a car--the better you treat it, the longer it's going to last." (http://www.metroactive.com/papers/cruz/07.31.02/altmed2-0231.html)

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