“Let’s Play Two!” was Hall of Fame Chicago Cub Ernie Banks catch phrase reflecting that he got so much joy from playing baseball that he wanted to play a doubleheader every day. Did you know that the number one incentive given to police dogs in their training to master the tasks of sniffing out drugs or criminals is the incentvie to play ball? For dogs, the pleasure of play is a bigger motivator than food or sex. Many of us have trouble keeping ourselves motivated to workout. Our workouts become a chore and drudgery. That’s because our workouts have ceased being part of our play. The most effective workout is the one that you can’t wait to get a chance to do again. You can make it part of the play in your life. Just find a physical activity that you really enjoy and do it regularly. Join a baseball or softball league, a bicycling group, train for a 5k or a 10k or even a marathon. Join a swim club……………….find a physical activity that you can be passionate about. You can take the work out of your workout!
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw