Steps in time
Unlike some of my friends, I've chosen not to go down the fitbit route. Nevertheless, I confess that I am chuffed to discover that (provided I have it with me) my iphone will tell me how many steps I walk/run each day - for no extra charge! Under the phone's 'Health' icon, there is even a short motivational film which concludes: "The less we sit now, the more active we can be later." I'm all for moving around, but an obsession only with the quantity of steps can smack of endgaining (F M Alexander's term for efforting, straining and hurrying to get something done, without due consideration for the process). Learning the Alexander Technique helps ensure we pay attention to the quality of our movement too. So, I say: the more we attend to the 'how' alongside the 'how much' today, the more active and pain-free we can be tomorrow!
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