Householder, he who, carrying this body around, would consider that it is healthy even for a moment, what else is he but a fool?
daverupa wrote:Striving to keep fit while on a retreat strikes me as a bit of vanity, but that may be a faulty bias on my part. Buddhist monastics have always done a bit of walking up and down, and wandering by stages, all on one meal a day, so I'm fairly certain you'll be okay if you adjust your fitness routine to synergize with the retreat environment. Yoga sequences are a good maintenance mechanism, but a daily walk is very healthy as well, I would go so far as to say sufficiently so. Are you really that worried about the state of your body?Householder, he who, carrying this body around, would consider that it is healthy even for a moment, what else is he but a fool?
How is staying healthy vain?
alan wrote:Muscles need to be fed. If you work them hard and do not feed them, well, what do you think will happen?
alan wrote:And you base that on what?
James the Giant wrote:
Actually, we are allowed fruit juice and chocolate, and a little cheese if we are feeling poorly
alan wrote:My view of exercise is intense activity. After that, you need to feed your muscles.
alan wrote:Happy to hear you are in great shape!
For the purpose of the argument, I'm wondering what you consider exercise.
I'm wondering if this is bad for my health, or perhaps good?