Have you ever taken the time to really think about how you think of movement in general and exercise in particular?
For many people it’s a chore, something that must be done like cleaning the house and doing the laundry. What do we do with chores? Procrastinate, find something more fun to do, promise ourselves we’ll do them tomorrow. And never quite get to them.
What if you reframed your thinking? What if you thought of movement and exercises as an enabler, something that allows you to do everything else you want and need to do. Perhaps as an investment in your future.
We all know how much it sucks to not be able do the fun stuff because we’re in pain or stiff. Do you ever give thought to what the future might be like? Research is now indicating that how much and how well you move in your 40s plays a huge role in your health and wellbeing into your 60s and beyond. The average Canadian spends their last decade in sickness, is this what you want for your future?
So stop thinking about exercising and start thinking about moving. Find what moves you to move – dance like no-one’s watching, run, play with the kids, get out in the garden. Move often and move well. Move with passion.