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Blood pressure by Dr Rob Hicks, Infinite Ideas

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9. Active hedonism

The sheer pleasure of keeping fit doesn’t have to stop once you’re out of the 18–30 box. Let’s find out how to keep those endorphins flowing while having some fun.

So how did you feel when your doctor said that you should do some more exercise? I doubt that you felt pleased. Your heart probably sank, which ironically it may do if you don’t follow the advice.

Personally, I don’t like the word exercise. It tends to have negative associations for many people. Going to the gym, running marathons, aerobics classes. Immediately you think: how am I going to find the time? It’s going to cost me money. I don’t even like exercise. In fact, I would not be surprised if when your doctor suggested that you do more exercise your response ...

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