• How Fitness and Sports Can Teach Us About Life

    2 days ago - By 12 Minute Athlete

    I didn't grow up as an athlete. I was a shy, clumsy kid who preferred books to sports. I didn't do my first push-up until I was twenty-one, and it wasn't until much later that “athlete” became a core part of my identity.
    Like most adults, I first started exercising mainly to lose weight. Once I caught the fitness bug, my reasons expanded beyond appearance to include building strength, learning new athletic skills, and physically becoming the best athlete I could be.
    But the benefits I've gotten from fitness and sport have been so much more than just physical.
    Despite discovering fitness a...
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