Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. Edward Stanley, author
“I don’t have time, I get enough exercise using the stairs, my health is fine so I don’t need to exercise.” I’ve heard all the excuses and used a few myself from time to time. And yet…statistics and our intuition tells us how important exercise is to our health and well-being. I’m talking about dedicated exercise….biking, walking, swimming, weights, yoga, palates….a combination of strength training and aerobic exercise.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, only one in three children are physically active every day and less than five percent of adults participate in thirty minutes of physical activity each day. Only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week. Sharing this phenomena with others should not be comforting. Of course, early death or disability can take anyone but I’d just as soon hedge my bets and find time for regular exercise.
Affirmation: I exercise regularly.
Coaching questions: What’s keeping you from regular exercise? What’s one thing you will do this week to move towards a regular exercise program?