• The one change that didn't work: I pounded through exercise classes - until my doctor prescribed rest

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    I was grief-stricken and exhausted when I began high-intensity interval training. Then came a short, sharp scream in my knees and intense thumping in my chest Picturing myself during the last three years is a lot like looking at a childhood photo. I know that it's me, but the gulf between selves is wide. Personally, I was grief-stricken. My mother died in the summer of 2020, alone in a London hospice, while the prime minister and his top officials partied in Westminster. Grief changes a person irreparably; when someone you love dies, they take a version of you with them. And then? A more...
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