I recently agreed to help out some medical students with a project on family health. They asked about things like 'getting your five a day' (I'll admit I slip up here). Another thing they asked is about doing exercise, now, I'm the first to admit, I'll never be a gym bunny, but I do realise that exercise is important.
As they were scribbling, it hit me - I feel guilty about doing anything that goes beyond the functional. If I can look after my kids, be a good wife, and keep the house clean, anything else is superfluous.
Can health really be boiled down to this basic level? Is this a healthy attitude to health?
I don't think so, I would be heart-broken if when they're older my children ever thought this way.
I'm not quite sure what to do next, perhaps a change of attitude needs to come before a change of behaviour.