Fitness Myth: It’s hard to find time to exercise in my busy schedule. I need at least an hour to really get a workout.
Truth: It actually takes very little time and effort to improve your health signigicantly. And as the old saying goes, “why spend thousands on hospital bills later on in life when you can spend just a little bit of your time each day taking care of your health?” ALL it takes is a modest 30 minutes a day. If you can’t do anything more, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a brisk 30 minute walk a day can help maintain a healthy weight plus may reduce your risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and certain types of cancers. You’ll also benefit from stronger muscles and bones, a reduced chance of injury, improved mood, increased energy, improved mental health, and a longer life.
MAKE TIME – Every Little Bit Counts!
“People always say:
‘I’m too busy to exercise,’
‘I have to be there for the kids,’
‘I’ve got too much work.’
You know what? These are little lies you’re telling yourself, and the go against the laws of self-preservation, because the more WHOLE and HEALTHY you are, the more fully you can give to other people.”
Leave it to Oprah to remind us the importance of prioritizing personal health in our lives. How do you make time for wellness throughout your week?
Remember – EVERY little bit counts! You may not always eat the most nutritiously or sweat through hour long workouts daily – BUT what you DO commit to WORKS wonders for you. Each day, challenge yourself to make small changes towards living more healthfully. Each baby step you make will eventually add up to a happier you that FEELS great!
When your life has left you scrambling to find time to schedule in a workout or two, check out my free online fitness videos. While they may not be filmed professionally, they offer quick workouts you can enjoy anywhere in your city. You can piece together 10 minute segments for a complete workout – or squeeze in one when your tight on time. They can be downloaded to your Iphone, ipod, or computer for at home or on the road workouts to go!
My Fitness Channel on YouTube can be found HERE .
I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy these videos and find them useful in times your busy schedule challenges you. I love feedback and requests – so if you’d like to see another workout video or two, leave me a note and let me know what you’d like to MOVE to! ENJOY!