John O. Andersen on "Organic Exercise"

Cyclist John O. Andersen suggests "organic exercise"--using human power to accomplish everyday activities--as an optimal way to re-connect with yourself and your community:

It's about the exercise you get while working, or traveling under your own steam to get somewhere. It's not exercise as an end unto itself, but as a means to something else.

It could be walking to the store, and bringing your groceries home in a cart. It could mean cycling to your friend's house. It might include walking to school. It could mean mowing your lawn with a push mower instead of a gas mower. It could involve doing a home project with hand tools instead of power tools.

It's all about getting your exercise just doing the things you would do anyway.