By: Rose Reisman
We are busier today and lead a more hectic life than our parents or grandparents ever did. Part of it is due to technology. We can get so much more done in a shorter period so we tend to take on more.
The number one excuse why people don’t exercise is time. But I believe your number one priority in life has to be your health or all those other responsibilities over time will suffer if you’re not healthy.
The answer to maintaining an exercise routine is scheduling it in like an appointment you can not break and making it convenient for you.
· Wake up early. This is tough but it really works. Just getting up 30 minutes earlier every other morning will allow for an exercise routine. Studies show that those who do exercise in the morning keep a more consistent routine. When left to later in the day many valid excuses crop up.
· While at home watching tv – do some exercise. During your favorite program, get down on the carpet and do some sit ups, push ups or stretching. Having a piece of gym equipment in front of the TV makes this an enjoyable way to work out.
· Housework counts. If you’re cleaning work quickly to break a sweat. This also goes for Outdoor activities such as gardening, raking the leaves or shoveling the snow.
· Getting the family involved. After dinner or on weekends is a great time to engage in activity. Walking or biking to the corner store for an errand is great.
· Planning exercise with a buddy or joining a sports team forces you to make a regular commitment.
· Build exercise into your work day. You can take public transportation, take the stairs, use your breaks or lunch to walk by yourself or with colleagues. Some companies have gyms in house. Take advantage of these.
· If you travel for business always pack a pair of running shoes, an exercise band or skipping rope. Book your hotels with only those that have gyms.
About the author:
is an entrepreneur whose strength lies in recognizing the ever-changing needs of the wellness marketplace. She is an author, health and wellness consultant, caterer, public speaker, media personality, and mother of four children. For more articles like this one, please visit http://www.artoflivingwell.ca/