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I loved this article, there are 2 points that I would like to comment.
1) In my mind, I'm a fanatic of health life, but it costs me a lot to live a healthy life. There are weeks that I eat well and I go to the gym every day, but there are others where I do nothing and eat everything. I feel that I start to lose energy and become depressed more easily when I eat badly and do little exercise.
2) It is very difficult to go to the gym if you don't like or if you don't have any motivation, I think what is important is to find some activity that we like and that when we practice it we can forget everything and relax the mind.

 

I really resonate with #1. I definitely get into a depressive funk when I've not exercised in a while.

I loathe actually going to a gym though - driving there, changing, being in a room with all those people, feeling self-conscious the whole time... A few years back I found the book You Are Your Own Gym and started working through the exercises in there. It's great, I can exercise whenever I want in my own basement and I don't need any fancy equipment. I still have a problem being consistent with it, but at least I will actually do it sometimes :)

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