“In the search for wealth, we destroy our health.” The Buddha, 600 BC
It’s true, you know. It happens to the best of us. As we grow older, get fixated on achieving wealth or just making ends meet, concerns for our health are “back burnered.” The sad thing is our health is never more important than when we lose it. And many times, once it gets too bad, no amount of money will help us get back what we’ve already lost.
Eating a healthy balanced diet is essential to good health as we are what we eat. Staying active is vital to optimum health too. Activities that increase your heart rate should be part of your exercise routine as well as strength training that builds muscles.
But, how do you get yourself motivated to exercise? Do you set a schedule? Or maybe reward yourself with something like a massage, a manicure or a new outfit?
I like to try new things, whether it’s an exercise class or a session with a new client. Even getting a cool new water bottle or downloading a new song or podcast that I can listen to while I exercise is a great motivator. I get my exercise gear together the night before and the next morning I’m ready to go. These extra preparations performed in an organized fashion, really help me get excited about working out. My mind latches onto these little tasks and happily anticipates the outcome, which of course means me exercising for better health.
Primarily, weight loss begins with a committed vision. Getting in shape necessitates a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise, six days a week. You’ll always want to save that seventh day for rest. Now if you have a crazy schedule, you might be wondering how you will find 30 minutes to exercise.
If we review a 24-hour day, 10-11 hours are dedicated for your job. That includes an 8 hour workday, an hour for lunch, an hour for travel and another hour for getting ready or dropping the kids off to school. If you are luck, eight hours is dedicated for rest/sleep. With, another 5 hours left in the day to watch television, eat and other life responsibilities. 30 minutes dedicated to yourself for exercise is an attainable goal.
It’s a tight schedule, I know. But just consider how much better you will feel once you start taking out just 30 minutes a day to exercise. Combining aerobic exercise with resistance training will boost your cardiovascular health, build muscles and help you lose weight. You’ll look thinner, healthier and more vibrant. All these benefits and all you have to donate is a mere 30-minutes-a-day.
Don’t compromise your health in search of your wealth. Make both a part of your life, you deserve the very best—don’t settle for less.
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