"After I climbed a few times, I had a revolutionary realization: I didn’t hate it. It was different from any exercise I’d tried before, full of static motion and mental puzzles. I finished each session drenched in sweat, but it was a sweat that I had worked for, a sweat during which I had actually done things. It felt so much better than just running aimlessly. Simply getting to the top of the rock wall doesn’t sound all that amazing, and it wasn’t really. It was just something different, and something that has truly changed the way I feel about my body and my physical fitness."
"[to] feel good...get rid of jet lag... [and] clear my head"
"I move because it makes me feel alive, it charges my brain, it invigorates my senses. That's why I move."
Proud moment, shared with her son. Cynthia had just completed her first triathlon!
"Usually I go for walks and start telling myself the story. I'm imagining and ordering the story, both at once. As I tell it, I get more and more familiar with it. Then, when I sit down to write, it's almost like taking dictation."
"Moving helps our brains, it helps us learn, it helps our mental wellness and well being, moving outdoors connects us with NATURE!"
"Throughout my career I followed an exercise program in order to maintain my safety and productivity while in space. Back on Earth, I now spend two hours at the gym several times each week. My exercise goal is to stay healthy and maintain an active lifestyle."
"...fitness was always extremely important for me...at playoff time...into the third period...be the guy who still has lots of energy and has the strength physically and mentally to push yourself even harder."
"I move because it clears my mind and helps me to refocus. There is nothing better than the feeling of clarity and lightness that comes after an intense exercise training session or just simply getting outside and playing around."
"I move for my mental health. It helps me deal with day-to-day angst, with anxiety, with depression. I move for the natural glow on my face, the feeling of physical accomplishment and mental serenity AND clarity. I move because it's life affirming, soul nurturing, body nourishing."