It appears our hens get outside for aerobics or whatever, but do monks? The answer depends on the age, health and interest of the individuals.
We have a weight room, with good equipment that is regularly used by some of the monks. We have a rowing machine and that too gets regular use. Beyond that, brothers can be seen on bicycles and horses, as well as out jogging, brisk walking and the like.
There is time in the course of the day for exercise and it is encouraged though not mandatory. Our basically fat-free diet hopefully contributes to physical health as well.
Monks, as much as anyone else today, are aware of the correlation between mental and physical health and hopefully strive to bring those into harmony.
We continue to pray for an end to the pandemic, healing for those who have been affected by the tragedy and eternal life for those who have died.
Abbot Christian and the monks