One thing that would benefit everyone is getting fit. It is a necessary thing if we are going to avoid illnesses and be in a good condition when we are older. No-one wants to be having difficulty getting around and doing basic things for the last 20 years of their lives so it would be better if it became more a part of all our lives.
Being in a good physical condition also makes you feel good about yourself. Knowing that you can run long distances in good times, and recover quickly is something that can’t be explained – it has to be experienced to really understand the feeling of satisfaction.
The problem is it isn’t such a big part of people’s lives in general and it’s hard to get motivated to do exercise sometimes. People don’t like the idea of paying a monthly subscription for a gym, especially when they know they will probably give up after a couple of times.
So what do we need to do to remedy this? Sorry to sound predictable but people getting together can be the key. Not everyone needs someone to exercise with but if you do, find other people in your situation and make a timetable to do an activity together. You don’t need to pay for it, go jogging, cycling, walking in the hills. It is easier to keep a routine going when you are part of a group that supports itself. It is important that you push yourself in the beginning to keep to the schedule, but remember, if you are unfit, it will be hard at first. However, it will get easier before too long and when you know you are getting better at whatever you do, that feeling you get is worth more than words.
Alternatively, join a sports group or form your own if you like playing football or tennis. You don’t need to be great at it. It is enough if you enjoy it and the more you do something, the better you get at it.
It can also inspire other people to take up exercise if they see or know that many people are doing it. It can become part of your routine and part of your life if you stick with it in the beginning.