Daily Archives: February 27, 2013

Fitness as poetry

IMG_0819If there is one thing I do not like about modern living, it is how we compartmentalize our lives. There is one hour for exercise, hours and hours of work, an hour(if we’re lucky) for socializing, an hour for reading, a half hour for cooking and eating. This eventually gets hardened into routine. You become a fossil of yourself trapped in this rock-hard routine, barely able to breath or escape.

We need to be more flexible, we need to make fitness and fun a lifestyle, otherwise sickness and boredom will become our lifestyle. Always throw away your inhibitions and step out of your comfort zone. Don’t worry what others think. As you know I think fitness should be a form of play, rather than a tedious chore. I think we should reintegrate art into exercise to make it more like play and to further broaden our minds. They never should have been separate in the first place, it’s a very common bad habit to separate the two.

So sing while you exercise, or better yet while you dance. Liberate yourself from the chains holding you back from being a better you. Make exercise your art, be religious about it.

Song and dance and exercise were once all interwoven, bring them all back together. Do it with friends or family. Do it alone in the forest, dance and sing to the song of the forest. Sing while you run. Invent your own moves and your own style. Be poetry in motion and make sure you sound like it too.

“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck