Those who think they don’t have 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, I don’t need to exercise.” I’ve heard all the excuses and used a few myself. 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 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.
Are you putting EXERCISE MORE on your list of things you want to do in 2021? It’s on mine. Start small, add more each day or week, have an accountability partner, do it like your life depends on it and for the sake of those who love you.
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?