Find Time for Exercise
How to Challenge Yourself and Enjoy the Benefits of Regular Exercise
by Mike Dales
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 28 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 14 Oct 2021
Find Time for Exercise offers an achievable solution – regular exercise – to one of the biggest health issues facing the world today: physical inactivity and its consequent problems, including obesity, reduced life expectancy and a wide range of physical and mental health issues.
Part 1 sets the scene by describing the worldwide scale of the problem, then focuses on the benefits of exercise and finding the inspiration to increase your own activity levels.
Part 2 shares the author’s own exercise challenge and how he began an unbroken eight-year streak of moving at least 5 kilometres per day – walking, running, cycling, kayaking, canoeing or skiing.
Part 3 tells the personal stories of ten brave men and women who took on their own challenges to improve their health and well-being, and make positive changes in their lives.
Part 4 of the book looks at a range of other challenges, including The Daily Mile and parkrun, and goes on to discuss the health benefits of active commuting, workplace activity and owning a dog. This builds a motivating case for
Part 5, which helps the reader set and achieve their own challenge, with suggestions for how to find time for exercise in their busy lives.
The final chapter draws together a list of ten principles aimed at helping the reader to choose and succeed in their own challenge. By making regular exercise an achievable activity, focused on the individual’s own goals, however modest, this book shows how everyone can find time for exercise and reap the benefits.
A Note From the Publisher
Average rating from 4 members
A book full of practical tips and ideas and people to be inspired by, not just the author. In my case the only problem is that it is basically based on Scotland and the UK, but I'm sure if I look around I can find something similar here in Berlin. I haven't decided what my challenge will be yet, but I'm definitely much more motivated than usual. Un libro pieno di suggerimenti pratici e di idee e persone a cui ispirarsi, non solo l'autore. Nel mio caso l'unico problema é che é basato fondamentalmente sulla Scozia e il Regno Unito, ma sono sicura che se mi metto a cercare posso trovare qualcosa di simile anche qui a Berlino. Non ho ancora deciso quale sará la mia sfida, ma sicuramente sono molto piú motivata del solito. I received from the Publisher a complimentary digital advanced review copy of the book in exchange for a honest review.