Date: Tue Jul 04 2000 - 06:42:31 MDT

In a message dated 7/2/00 1:01:00 PM Central Daylight Time,

> From:, Thu, 29 Jun 2000
> >Re Exercise: I don't know why exercising is problematic for many
> >people. It's such a great way to spend time. It is time alone
> >to be with oneself: both in focus (like in a zen space); or
> >to let the mind wander anywhere it wants to (like free falling
> >creatively). It's probably the best one aspect of life extension
> >that we can do for ourselves.
> And don't forget the other benefits of exercise for psychological
> function such as leveling moods, reducing tension, increasing
> subjective feelings of well-being, reducing depression, being
> less vulnerable to fears and panic attacks.

There's no question that exercise is one of the best things you can do to
improve your life. The problem I have is TIME: The very sorts of things that
can cause stress in life tend to also be very time consuming. So I get into
bad feedback loops of increased work load --> less time to exercise --> more

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