What a pitiable thing it is that our civilization can do no better for us than to make us slaves to indoor life, so that we have to go and take artificial exercise in order to preserve our health.
George Wharton James, journalist, author, and speaker (1858-1923)
I can't believe he said that some time before 1923. It's true now, of course, but I never thought it was true back then. I like being outdoors, but I seldom get any exercise while I am outdoors. I read, or sit with others and talk. I really need to exercise. I've been thinking about starting to walk in the neighborhood - (thinking about it for more than a year) - but not putting it into practice. We belong to a health club, but we are using it less and less as the months wear on. Something has to change, and I need motivation. Give me a pep talk, won't you?