You have big dreams and goals: a successful career, watching your children grow into adulthood, or maybe just seeing the world. That’s why you need to be healthy. You need to be around to make these things happen.
Sure, I’d love to be healthier, but I’m so busy. Who has time to exercise?
Many people might have this notion that working out must involve profuse sweating, occasional grunts, and an iPod full of 80s hits.
That’s simply not true.
Exercise doesn’t always have to involve lifting weights and running on treadmills.
Add an exercise break or two throughout your day as your busy schedule allows. Try a variety of different activities and pick the ones that work best for you and your schedule. Isn’t SOME exercise is better than NONE?
Take the stairs instead of the elevator, or go for a brisk lunchtime stroll–the benefits of exercise breaks are as plentiful as the variety of exercises you can squeeze in throughout your day. Plus, many exercises can be done virtually anywhere. Office cubicles, airport waiting areas, public parks, hotel rooms—almost any space can be an impromptu gym.
Pack a jump rope in your briefcase or store a set of Russian kettle bells in your cubicle. Join in a morning tai chi session in the park, or ride your bike to work. Offer to carry those boxes full of printer paper from the supply closet. The possibilities for exercise and the variety of things we can do to be healthy are all around us. We just need to know where to look.
You work hard everyday. Don’t let all that hard work go to waste. Add exercise breaks to your daily schedule and start today for a healthier tomorrow!
For those health issues we cannot control we have health insurance!