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Old 11-25-2018, 01:38 PM   #21
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If you love it, so much the better. Some people get great pleasure from maintaining their cars, boats, hobby equipment etc.

After all I am no duty-worshipper. I just feel like there are things one has to do to get along in life, and body care is among them.

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Heh heh, put me down for pleasure over duty, although the health benefits are expected and quite welcome.
Many of the best times in life were had with a small group of good friends going hard at one of the favored sports....cycling, running, x-country skiing, or hiking.
Dean Martin famously said "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning that's the best they're going to feel all day"
It's safe to assume he never experienced the pleasant buzz that can come with intense aerobic fitness. Keeps me in the game.
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Old 11-25-2018, 01:59 PM   #22
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If you love it, so much the better. Some people get great pleasure from maintaining their cars, boats, hobby equipment etc.

After all I am no duty-worshipper. I just feel like there are things one has to do to get along in life, and body care is among them.

Yea, I left weightlifting off the fun list, that goes in the dutiful maintenance category.
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I was thinking about this thread, and others like it. It seems to me that people sometimes miss the point about exercise, which is that you were given a set of equipment, and it's up to you to maintain it. Never mind living longer than the next person; it's about living as long, and as well, as your particular equipment was meant to do. (And over-exercising is not good maintenance).

Many if not most people on this forum would be critical of anyone who obtained a marvellous set of equipment, and then just let it go for years and years, expecting it to just go on performing. They would criticize someone who didn't clean their teeth or ever visit a dentist. Analogies exist.

A year or two ago I read a snippet in Runner's World magazine about a study. IIRC, the study was by its own admission not scientifically/statistically valid because it was limited to one college graduating class. But its conclusions were interesting. To wit, runners had a better quality of life even if not necessarily longer.

I presume this could be translated to other active pursuits.
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