Is anyone else into any form of exercise, keep fit, etc? Since my early teens I've always done weight lifting and played a lot of sports such as rugby, football and also athletics - sprints, long jump and javelin, etc. I did actually play rugby for Durham county but having to work on weekends when I left school put paid to that I also represented the RAF at athletics but again couldn't get time off to compete in the competitions. I got quite heavily into bodybuilding in my 20's but always natural, I have never used steroids or any other form of artificial enhancement. Take it from me, anyone who is a decent size and says they've never taken steroids is lying through their teeth. After several bad injuries involving muscles, tendons, etc. I gave it all up for about 10 years. And a very relaxing 10 years it was too Most recently though I have taken up running (about 3 years ago) and that has helped me shift the excess weight I accumulated whilst sitting on my backside for 10 years - all 18kg of it My first run was a woeful 10 minutes and I was reaching for my inhaler before I was half way. Now I can happily* run 15km without a wheeze - it really is amazing how running has improved my overall health. At one stage last year I was running up to 4 times a week for a combined distance of 45km. Now I just run 3 times a week - 2 x 10km and a 5km and also lift weights twice a week. Over the last few weeks I've been trying to break 20 minutes for the 5km and 44 minutes for the 10km but at 41 and with a body better suited to distances of no more than 200m, I don't think it's going to happen My claim to fame though is my resting heart rate is lower than Kimi Räikkönen's. Not bad for an old bloke So, anyone else do any form of regular exercise or sport? * I say happily but in reality I loathe running. It is an excellent way to maintain weight and keep fit though.