My tips: If I label it 'exercise', I'm much more likely to avoid it than if I label it 'getting to work' or 'catching up with friends'. I figure, I'm usually late to work anyway, so it doesn't make that much difference to walk it (25 mins) rather than ride it (10 mins). Even better if colleague(s) walk with me and go the long way around (aka via the coffee shop). And going to 2 hours of dance class with friends sounds like fun, rather than exercise, and ticks my other box for appealing physical activity by being located in a pub rather than a gym. Signing up to do a performance is an excellent way to make me actually turn up to class. Even if I did end up falling over in front of several hundred people due to over-enthusiastic charlestoning...

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