The Quest for Truth about Exercise and Health
So why do I ride a bike?
Well I'm cheap, and a bike is cheaper than a car or taking the bus.
I always have felt it was fun, and we all like doing fun stuff.
I was reading the Globe and Mail this morning and in the book review section was a review of Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth about Exercise and Health By Gina Kolata .
at the end of the review it said,
" At the heart of Kolata's book is a mind-body relationship of challenge and satisfaction that is nearly spiritual. "Exercise makes me feel exhilarated and strong, it makes me feel focused: Kolata writes. The text concludes with a quote from Richard Friedman, a swimmer and psychopharmacologist at the Cornell medical school. Asked by Kolata for the truth about exercise, he ventures that "the real values of it is not in terms of health benefits like longevity - an extra few hours or maybe months - but because it feels good when you do it or when it's over. To hell with Hygeia; the truth lies in pleasure."
and I guess that's it for me, it always feels good when you do it or when it's over!(it must be spiritual)