It’s often said that exercise is important for health. I think play is far more important for health than exercise. Exercise can be playful, but it’s usually not when you observe how most people exercise.
Play, in my opinion, does more for both physical and mental health. It’s all in how you approach what you’re doing. Work can be play if you approach it with the right attitude. Life itself is play - it’s all a game!
Instead of torturing yourself with exercise that you have to drag yourself to do, do something playful that involves really using your body. Sports are an option but it’s definitely not the only option.
Your ability and willingness to play says a lot about you. There’s a saying that you can tell more about a person in one hour of play than in a year of conversation. It’s true! For fun, try the juggling variation demonstrated in the video below. Come up with your own variations too. Be creative. Move and play. Exercise is for ‘old’ people. Old is an attitude, not a number. Play... it’s the essence of youth.