In my perfect world, calorie counters would be banned from all exercise machines.
Instead, I would add “number of limbs moved” or “variety of planes used” or, even better, I would add a “level of enjoyment” meter.
While we all know that staying physically active is essential to a long, healthy, and productive life, many of us don’t make time for it in our busy lives. As easy as it would be for me to chalk this up to society being lazy or uninterested in their own wellbeing (beyond popping meds when your health gets out of control).
I think the real reason is that we, as a society, have mistakenly and inextricably linked exercise purely with weight loss.