> Try leaving you car in its garage -- your dancing comfort will improve > immensely
I fully agree! While I do have chronic tendonitus, I am able to stay
active partially because I get lots of exercise. I do not own a car and
live in an inner city where everything I need in life is within an easy
walk. I get a lot of exercise as a metter of course, without having to
think about it, and it pays off in better health and, in general,
"feeling good" most of the day. Although in some ways I have a
high-stress job, I am rarely stressed out or depressed; there is no
"down" in the middle of the day.
I even walk (one way!) to work, although it's an hour-and-twenty-minute
effort. A long time, but I feel so much better when I've done it (and
so much worse when, for some reason, I can't) that it is more than worth
it. Many commuters I know spend just as much time sitting in traffic,
or "running errends": no wonder people are depressed! My advice to
dancers: move someplace you can walk and throw away the car. And,
you'll be doing the environment as much good as you do yourself.
Donald F. Robertson
The known is finite, the unknown is infinite; intellectually
we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of
inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to
reclaim a little more land. -- Thomas Huxley.