Everyone always harks on about how great exercise is.
It helps you sleep better, it improves your memory, it stops you from ageing as quickly, and it increases productivity.
Or so they say.
I’ve heard all these claims and always felt inclined to exercise more, but the truth is, I just don’t enjoy it.
Exercise is also one of the main things that triggers my asthma, so that just puts me off further.
I was fairly fit as a child, dancing and swimming regularly, but when I hit my teenage years and suffered from nasty period pains, I stopped going.
(Yes, I know it’s good for them, but when you’re a teenager and no painkillers help, are you going to choose exercise or bed?)
With the exception of a few brief stints of gym-going, I’ve been pretty unfit for the last ten years or so.
This wasn’t such a big deal when I was in my early twenties, but as I get older, I can feel my body starting to protest.