Why To Exercise Today: Eye-Popping 'People Are Awesome' Video

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This is my excuse for posting this eye-popping German video that has already gotten nearly 3 million views on YouTube: It could have the same effect on you as on the YouTube commenter who responded, "This video is amazing!!! After watching it I forced myself to get off my couch and do something. I actually went out for a jog. It's amazing what we can do if we commit ourselves to something."

Covering health care means writing a lot about when bodies go wrong. But in this video, almost everything goes exactly right — bikes land exactly on phone booths and balls land miraculously in baskets and gymnasts flip more times than seems possible and still land on their feet. It's under five minutes long, with a majestic sound-track. This is a stressful time. Treat yourself.

This program aired on December 15, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.