5 thoughts on “Why Fall in Love With a (Balanced) Exercise Program?

  • February 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    What about the danger of over-exercising?

    • February 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Excellent question! Persons who over exercise do not do so because they “love” exercise – or “love” and care for themselves and body. They are driven by fear, as with all addictions and compulsions. They are dealing with inability to regulate their emotions – and imbalances as a result that are physical, emotional and mental. There may be, and often is an addiction to sugar, and feelings of self-loathing directed at themselves for their inability to stop binging. In short, when a mindful approach to love and care of self and body are genuine, there is no risk in my opinion. Thanks for commenting!

      • February 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

        Thank you for that response – I think that’s a very good description of what it feels like.

  • February 12, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I am so glad to hear that writers and scientists are writing about love. Sternberg’s work on the love triangle was an important revelation. I don’t understand why positive psychology isn’t more popular. I bought Oxygen Yoga: A Spa Universe on Amazon and was pleasantly surprised that the authors were actually concerned about the ecology of the universe and the mind. I think society has no choice but to change to positive things like this. Good job and keep the good stuff coming.

    • February 12, 2012 at 10:59 am

      I appreciate your comment and insights, dacedispa. It seems what was clear to prophets and sages from the beginning of recorded history is now substantiated by advanced methods of imaging the human brain. Truly, love is the most powerful force that shapes our lives as a species. Human beings are oriented to love and build meaningful, secure relationships. Thus, whatever we do that fueled by love-based energy – even exercise – is likely to both succeed and produce benefits to us. Thanks again!


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