Imagine yourself saying "I just don't really care for running, in fact I may never run again for any reason if I can help it."
... now imagine there's somebody in a wheelchair right next to you, still wanna say it?
I find disdain towards basic mobility by the able-bodied to be insulting to those that are handicapped. That's why you always hear about stories from previously impaired folks doing things most people don't have the mental fortitude to accomplish or overcoming those "obstacles" to go beyond what they were expected to be and instead be extraordinary.
I respect Griff a great deal, but I just can't side with him on this one, or with anybody that agrees with him.
Also, for fuck's sake, would everybody please stop taking things to extremes all the time? Just because some of us are pro-moving-around-more-often-than-not doesn't mean we're asking, or expecting all board members to become walking anatomy charts, or Greek statues. This should be clear, but is often missed: The human body would much rather be "pleasantly pudgy" from a survival stand-point, the body doesn't benefit worth a shit from being shredded, it's not a state in which it wants to be (hence why it's difficult to get there) so with that in mind, nobody, absolutely nobody should feel as though they HAVE to achieve such levels of lean-ness. Surely our culture has glorified that look and I'd be lying my ass off if I said I don't plan on being there sometime myself, but it's not a necessity for being a fit and healthy individual. You can be very healthy and fit and not have visible abs, etc. That's probably where your body wants to be ideally. It's where I find myself now, but I'm still working on being stronger and reducing body fat, both for performance and aesthetic purposes. It's completely fine if others don't share this desire, but if your life is impaired by something you can control (in this case, weight) and you're purposely not doing something about it, that I do take issue with, on principle.