Lagom is a Swedish word which means:
Just the right amount.
Balance. Between extremes, we have the third way – moderation.
I love coffee, but more than four or five cups, and I start feeling jittery. I love single malt whisky. But a bottle a night would mean financial ruin, the end of all my relationships and throwing my career away.
The same goes with exercise. Lifting weights is fantastic, but push it too far and you risk injury. There’s a lady in my home town who runs and runs and runs, all sinew and leathery skin – what’s she running from?
Strive for more lagom in your life.