This week's New Scientist has a couple of interesting articles on exercise:
Why we need to be motivated to exercise - even though it is good for us
"What can we do about our maladaptive traits?
If we want to practice preventive medicine, that means we have to eat foods that we might not prefer, and exercise when we don't want to. The only way to do that is through some form of socially acceptable coercion. There is a reason why we require good food and exercise in school – otherwise the kids won't get enough of it. Right now we are dropping those requirements around the world.
If we are going to solve these health problems, we have to push ourselves to act in our own self-interest. As a society, as a culture, we have to somehow agree that it's necessary or face the consequence – which is billions of unfit, overweight people."
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I must admit it has been very hard work up the motivation to go out for a walk or ride lately, with a cold, wet winter's week making it very attractive to stay indoors.
Do mouse miles count?