Adulthood usually sees us beginning to slide towards a form of physical hibernation. We play less and we sit more. Even after a full day sitting at a desk, sitting on the sofa somehow looks vastly more appealing than going for a run. But, to put it bluntly, being sedentary kills you. You've got a ridiculously powerful and amazing body. Get up and just move it.
OH, YOU KNOW WHY
If you don't exercise, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. Sitting on your rear all day leads to a slew of health problems, all of which you've heard about from various health gurus a billion times. If you don't know by now that you need to get up and move your body, you are perhaps one can short of a six pack.
IT STOPS YOUR CHATTER
Getting physical, no matter how you do it, stops your manic brain from chattering away to you about your to-do list, your worries, your overdue bills, your work deadline, or that argument you had with your partner. It's difficult to think about anything when your body is being challenged.
IT FEELS GOOD
This challenge isn't just about plodding over to the gym and grimly knocking out a couple of agonising miles on the treadmill. It's about the joy of movement. It's about cranking up your tune and shaking what your momma gave you, even if that's just in the safety of your own kitchen.