In grammar school I played hopscotch and dodgeball and baseball during recess. After school I would ride my bicycle or jump on a pogo stick or just run around the neighborhood. In high school I shunned sports and exercise. I didn’t ride my bike, didn’t run around. That behavior continued until about 2009. That’s a heck of a lot of in-between years!
Now I know what everyone’s talking about when they say exercise is good for your heart and your body and your mind. Unfortunately, the legacy I inherited from my father was stress and anxiety. Not good. So when I took an at-home class on dealing with anxiety the first and foremost rule was: “Cut out coffee. Meditate. Exercise. If you can’t do these three things, then don’t bother to continue this class.”
So I started riding my bicycle and never stopped, every day for 25 minutes. If the weather isn’t accommodating, I ride on the indoor stationary bike. It has made a big difference in my life both physically and mentally.
Do you exercise? If so, what form of exercise do you use? If not, why not?
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