Can you roll into a ball? I tried it just to check and so far so good. Being flexible is SO important to your daily movement and comfort and essential for getting a sweat up. Rolling into a ball is not something that many of us have to do each day. Can’t say I’m unhappy about that either. However, this skill is essential for hedgehogs and some poor little Scottish ones recently found themselves in a spot of bother. They had been hanging out in a rescue centre and over a couple of months of living it up had piled on the pudding. These prickly little animals had grown so fat that they couldn’t roll into a ball and protect themselves. Onto a spartan diet they were put and their daily ration of cat food (who would have thought) cut dramatically. Now newly svelte, their ball rolling skills rejuvenated, they have been released back into the wilds of Scotland. There is a lesson in there for all of us.