What if instead of trying to get your exercise over with, like swallowing yucky medicine, you actually relish the activity itself? What if you complete that activity smiling, feeling good, and looking forward to the next time you get to do it? Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
Think of all the short 10-minute body blasts or 7-minute scientific workouts you have heard of. Or consider the huge focus on HIIT and how you can get “the benefits of a 60-minute workout in half the time.” Or all the electro-stim devices that you don’t even have to move your own muscles to “zap body fat” and “build muscles while you relax.”
What do all of these have in common? They all miss the fact that exercising and moving your body is fun and pleasurable – just like eating your favourite food.
That is to say that it can be fun if we pick the right movements and activities – just like we pick our favourite meals.