Why To Exercise Today: Oxygen, Your Gift To Yourself

So I’m cranking along on the elliptical this weekend and an ad comes on TV for half-off sweaters, and I think, “Really, the research all shows that it’s not things that make us happy, it’s activities. It’s ‘flow.’ ”

Then the very next ad asks “Are you on oxygen therapy?” and shows a woman wearing the little nose plugs that connect her to an oxygen tank, and I think, “Of all the activities you can give yourself, anything that keeps you off the oxygen tank a little longer is surely the best.”

And indeed, reason #43 on my 101 Reasons to Exercise poster: