I think the problem is when people start thinking of exercising as having to train like a pro athlete. Exercise has been scientifically proven not only increasing health but also delaying or preventing brain disease like dementia. We don’t have to train like pro athlete. Even a short walk to the grocery at the corner of the road counts as exercise. I think we need exercise on top of eating healthy. Not like a pro athlete but just a small exercise. Walking on the park, for example. Not only it improves health, you also get inspired by nature! :)
One thing you had it spot on is also the underlying motivation in exercising. I’ve tried exercising to lose weight before. Doesn’t work because of the negativity surrounding the exercise, like you said. Once I changed the underlying motive though, the weight shed itself and I’m happier and fitter more than ever!
Thank you for sharing the food for thought, Pierre! :)