When I was younger, I was active. I played a lot of sport because I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the teamwork, I enjoyed being around my friends, I enjoyed the challenge and I enjoyed the feeling of running fast and playing hard.
As I aged, things changed. I still enjoyed the concept of playing sport, but adult life began to get in the way. The teams that I played with slowly disbanded, and gradually I became less active.
Not long ago, I began to realise that I was living a fairly sedentary lifestyle. I was working hard and hadn’t taken the time to think about the impact that a lack of exercise was having on my overall health. It sounds funny, but it didn’t help that I am apparently physically unable to “get fat” – while my body looked healthy enough, it was slowly starting to struggle.