About Exercise (and other things….)

I wanted to give you a heads-up about this video:

I found it while reading an article about making exercise easier at:


which, as you know, is a site that I really love.

The point is that Alexander Heyne, alias Modern Health Monk, is spot on about much more than exercise in this video.  The bit about money not being sufficient to motivate us in a job is priceless.

I teach English a few hours a week to a class of 15 to 16 year olds. Some of them have signed their apprenticeship contracts and feel it is no longer necessary to work in class.  I ask them what they will do when their employers give them tasks to perform in a few months’ time.

“Ah, but that’s different,” they say.  “We’ll be getting paid.”

My reply is that doing things for money will be the start of their problems, not the end.

This video indicates in the space of a few seconds why that is true.

Real progress in exercise, as in life as a whole, depends on creating healthy habits, whether we’re talking about our mind-set, work, relationships, eating or an exercise routine.  Ultimately, it’s all the same thing.

A habit, though, is not necessarily cosy and comfortable.  The best habits push us out of our comfort zone at least a little, and this is when the most progress is made.

A closing thought:

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  Aristotle (384-322 BC)

Sneaky ancient Greeks!

Have a great weekend.