A runner stretches before a workout. But when did we start calling our leisure activities ‘work’? Photo: Shutterstock A runner stretches before a workout. But when did we start calling our leisure activities ‘work’? Photo: Shutterstock
A runner stretches before a workout. But when did we start calling our leisure activities ‘work’? Photo: Shutterstock
Mary Hui
Opinion

Opinion

Trail Mix by Mary Hui

Why do we call workouts ‘workouts’ when they’re fun and work is not?

  • Running does not feel much like work – in fact, it’s a break from work for many, except we insist on calling physical training sessions workouts

A runner stretches before a workout. But when did we start calling our leisure activities ‘work’? Photo: Shutterstock A runner stretches before a workout. But when did we start calling our leisure activities ‘work’? Photo: Shutterstock
A runner stretches before a workout. But when did we start calling our leisure activities ‘work’? Photo: Shutterstock
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Mary Hui

Mary Hui

Mary Hui is a Hong Kong-based writer. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CityLab.