Think you’re too busy to exercise? Think again!
I do understand. I’ve said it myself. “I just don’t have time to exercise. I am far too busy with everything to add exercising into my routine – when would I fit it in?”. Add to that the fact that you’re totally exhausted; don’t have the energy to go out after a long days slog looking after the kids, or you had a tough day at work; you’ve no-one to babysit; AND you’ve got to cook dinner, get through a huge pile of ironing, and would quite like to catch up with your friends or family. The sofa and a large glass of wine looks more attractive than it ever has before.
Getting into a routine with exercise IS hard work initially, but rather than wondering whether you can afford the time to exercise, you should be wondering whether you can afford not to.
Exercising regularly has SO many health benefits it’s barely believable. And whilst I don’t have a magic remedy for bringing more time into your life I do have a suggestion which may help you to find the time: make time.
If you’re not ready to launch yourself into full fitness just yet, then that’s okay, although I can recommend you do to feel glowing and fabulous. Simply becoming more active with 30 minutes of low-moderate intensity activity 5-7 times a week – walking, gardening, dancing, going to the park with the kids, walking the dog, even housework adds 3-4 years to your life. It can also bring about the following benefits:
- Decrease the risk of coronary heart disease
- Normalise blood pressure
- Decrease high cholesterol
- Protect against osteoporosis
- Decrease the risk of Type II Diabetes
- Reduce the risk of developing some cancers
- Weight management
- Improve confidence and wellbeing
- Strengthen bones, joints and muscles to improve stability and posture