Excellent article… but you don’t have to exercise in the athletic sense to experience some benefit. I have found tremendous satisfaction and energy by incorporating as much exercise as I can into my day to day life. Walk! On those nice days get off the bus a few stops early. Avoid using your car. Take the stairs. Suck in your gut when you stand up. Every time you pick something up lift it two or three times. Get up from your chair regularly at the office. Work standing up. Our modern lives no longer stress our physical ability to the degree that our bodies were designed for and our bodies have learned to be lazy and stressed out. Sure, go to the gym or run if you have time, but don’t overlook everyday opportunities to keep a kinetic component in your life
Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions. Doing volunteer work you find meaningful and interesting can be a relaxing, energizing escape from your day-to-day routine of work, school, or family commitments. Volunteering also provides you with renewed creativity, motivation, and vision that can carry over into your personal and professional life.
Many people volunteer in order to make time for hobbies outside of work as well. For instance, if you have a desk job and long to spend time outdoors, you might consider volunteering to help plant a community garden, walk dogs for an animal shelter, or help out at a children's camp.