Saturday, May 17, 2014

Weather, Food, Movement

A couple of months back, I met the head trainer at a new gym nearby (right above Mississippi Earrings).

While talking, I told him that I don't like 'gyms' as we know them. I prefer running in the open, ground or road. Working out in a garden-like environment than in closed air-conditioned chambers.

He summarized in turn. For fitness 3 things matter: weather, food and moving in that weather. He went on, air-conditioning cuts the weather out. Food is not in gyms' control. And a body among mechanical apparatus does not compare to a body in the sand.

The work environment - corporate, educational, political et al - at numerous mighty places is very much like the gyms. One feels one's exercising but doesn't get substantially fitter.