From today’s Between Friends comic by Sandra Bell-Lundy comes this exchange….
|Maeve:||How’s your walking regimen?|
|Susan:||Actually, I’m enjoying it.|
|Susan:||Every evening I walk around the neighborhood … it’s such a peaceful, relaxing way to end the day.|
|Maeve, shocked:||“Peaceful” and “relaxing”?|
|Maeve, accusing:||I thought you were trying to improve your health!!|
Yes, some people are training for a competition or rebuilding after an injury or illness or surgery. That can be hard.
But it is possible to dance or play basketball or do yoga or walk around the neighborhood and finish relaxed and happy. And it’s still exercise. Even if you your BMI doesn’t automagically register as “normal”.
Maybe if we didn’t all expect that “exercise” is a universal experience with universal results this wouldn’t be so confusing.