more exercise is NOT necessarily better
|It's okay to just have fun.
We just love to hate ourselves, it seems. We don't want to have fun, or feel good -- we prefer to set expectations that are not enjoyable, not sustainable, and not even healthy. When I see runners out in all weather, people bragging on their miles, running through injury I don't see healthy athletes I see compulsivity and "using" exercise as an emotional regulator despite costs to joints and overall health. I don't envy it, and I don't feel "bad" that I do less activity. We probably need as a society to stop being so supportive of extremes in exercise.
Don't believe me? Double the Workout, Double the Benefits?