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    Question Is Play really a vital component to achieving Grok-like health and fitness?

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    I just started PB on Sunday, and I've been asking myself what I can do to fulfill this, and I just keep thinking, "I have no idea what I would legitimately enjoy doing that Mark considers play. If I got fit and healthy and was able run worth shit, I might enjoy it. But at the moment, I'm 18, 170 pounds, female, and I can't run for a good twenty seconds without losing my breath.

    Going out and joining a sport would just be humiliating at this point. So is it truly necessary?

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    Advice for a newbie....don't over think it!! Go out and play. What do you like to do? Hike? Walk? Ride a bike? Just get outside in the sunshine and move your body in a way that is fun for you....that is play!! Best of luck with your new PB life.

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    Just go for a walk in the park or around the city, window shop while getting some sun, most of all just have some fun with it. The idea behind play is to enjoy yourself, get outside and get some sunshine, and have fun with life.
    “To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” - William Londen

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    I took it to mean that you have to make time to enjoy yourself! Find something you like to do and make the time to actually *do* it, instead of just work, work, work all the time. It doesn't have to be ultimate frisbee. I just finished a drawing class at the local adult school. I think that counts

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    Sure drawing counts. You hear a lot about active stuff like ultimate frisbee. If it feels like play to you, it's play.
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    Do you like to dance? It's something you can do in the privacy of your own room

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    Sage advice all. PB is a whole lifestyle prescription, and play is anything that you can use to unwind, unplug from everything that's clamoring for your attention, recharge your batteries. After all, what use is good health if you don't enjoy it?

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    Climb. A tree, a mountain, a playpark, it doesn't matter, it's all fun.
    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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    what types of activities do you consider or think you would find fun?

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    It doesn't need to be a sport, as others have said. Take a stroll or hike (on the beach, at the park, on a trail, in your neighborhood-wherever sounds good), throw a ball around with a kid or a dog, go for a fun swim, go bowling- whatever strikes your fancy!

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