Any physical activity you engage is an act of you getting back your health

However; any physical activity you engage in an act of you giving yourself to another, like a hug and a dance, or a hike and a run are physical activities that you give and take away from yourself.

You may give all of your time and energy to somebody else, but you also take away your time and energy by giving that same to somebody else. It’s okay to not give all of your time and energy to somebody else, to do something else while you go to sleep, or to get a massage or an expensive haircut. This action is physical activity.

🌴 🎃 🥦

And it’s not only okay; it is encouraged by the social norm, and by the laws of physics, that if you are doing the same physical activity to somebody else, you are also doing the same physical activity to yourself. So now you get to the heart of this issue. In order for you to live out your full potential, you need to be able to think of yourself as being able to move for yourself, for yourself, and for all the people around you. As Dr. David Brownstein writes, “there is something beautiful about taking the leap and recognizing that at the center of any action is the decision to be for yourself no matter who gets hurt.” (Dr. David Brownstein, The New Rules of Engagement) The New Rules of Engagement So now you get to the heart of this issue.

Rules of Engagement

In order for you to live out your full potential, you need to be able to think of yourself as being able to move for yourself, for yourself, and for all the people around you. This is the definition of physical activity. But there are people who don’t feel like their bodies are a part of their full potential. And, therefore, they think that physical activity needs to be forced or coerced or even forced on them. There are no rules, no limits, no time in which any physical activity is okay. And this is where I have to agree to disagree.