Practical Fitness

As I roasted under the Southeast Asian sun this afternoon lugging two reusable bags of fruits and vegetables along with my loaded backpack and skateboard a thought occurred to me again and this time I have a platform to share it… rather than driving to a gym to use the lights, air-conditioning, and electric fan as you pedal on a stationary bike or run on an electric treadmill please consider biking or running to where you need to go.

Fitness is great but practical fitness is even better and this kind of fitness comes from doing things that need to be done and using your plant fueled body to do them, e.g., carrying groceries and taking the stairs. There’s nothing wrong with targeted workouts designed for specific purposes however we should do our best to make sure that most of our daily exercise is obtained by getting things done without the use of climate destabilizing fossil fuels.