I’m thinking great wisdom is embodied in these comments on work and exercise from the secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.
At least, I am enamored of his alternative view of exercise.
This is from today’s “Sunday Routine” in the New York Times. It’s one of my first reads each week.
“WORK AS EXERCISE I have a stationary bike and also a treadmill, but I seldom use it. I am sometimes very undisciplined, or lazy even, when it comes to exercising. But both my wife and I are well fit. I think this is control, concentration of your mind and disciplined life, very disciplined life. You don’t stay in the bed; like when you’re tired, you stay 12 hours, 14 hours. I have often seen some people stay all day long. But that does not help your body condition. You have to constantly work.”