One more note…

I wonder what it would be like if homeless and/or poor people were given access to exercise facilities like I have?

I guess it would have to be the under-employed because people working 3 jobs wouldn’t be able to use them even if they were available.

I wonder because it is very true that exercise makes my outlook on life easier. I know that doesn’t quite make sense at first reading. What I’m trying to say is that even if all the little things are still wrong, they don’t overwhelm me as much as they did before I exercised.

But that means almost 2 hours of constant fitness, cardio or strength. 3 hours if you count the going in, dressing, showering, dressing, going out, and all the between stuff.
That’s what *I* need to be able to handle the daily natterings of life.

That isn’t possible if you’re gainfully employed and working for 10 hours a day, commuting for at least 2 hours, keeping house, preparing food, doing daily errands like grocery shopping, getting gas for the car, dropping off rent, and all those little things that eat up 20 min here, 30 min there.
And that’s NOT taking children into account.

Still, back to my original thought, would our underemployed and homeless population be better members of society if they had this option?

I have to admit that most probably wouldn’t. They wouldn’t see the benefit. Or would be too addled, too far down the anti-socialization road to be able to handle the input.

I do wish it was available though. Laid back gyms where people could go in and work at their own pace, with no embarrassment about whatever body shape they have or their level of fitness.
I don’t know how much of the population is motivated enough to take advantage of something like this.

It makes me a bit sad.

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  1. Anonymous

     /  January 4, 2012

    I only go for 30 min a day, usually, and I go at least 5 days a week. I usually only do the treadmill but at times I use the machine that is like a stand up bike? Don’t know what it is called. But it POOPS me out! I can make it around the route on it twice which is half a mile before I want to die. BUT I am a previously fat, out of shape 58 yr old. Now I’m only teeny bit fat but still out of shape 58 yr old, so I think this is just fine. 🙂 I agree, some people would do good with this option, some wouldn’t. I think if nothing else, public showers would be a major boon to the homeless!

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  2. Tim

     /  January 4, 2012

    You could go into the metabolism science part but it just makes yo feel good. I’m glad you get to work out some now. I can feel the smile.

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