“I don’t have time!” This is one of the most common excuses people give for why they don’t take good care of themselves. Exercising, relaxing, cooking healthy meals: these are all put off in favor of other tasks that seem more important. Well, try this timeless quote on for size:
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to.’” —Lao Tzu
Once you experience firsthand the benefits that come very quickly and last a lifetime, you will hopefully be motivated to make some changes. Here are 10 simple ways to make the time!
EXERCISE: GO FOR IT!
“No time!” This is the most commonly used excuse for exercise, but chances are, you do have time—you just haven’t made it a priority. The recommended amount is 30 minutes of continuous, moderate exercise, five times a week, but millions of Americans are missing the mark. The numerous benefits add up quickly, so fit in time to get fit!
1. Find any wiggle room in your schedule. Find ways to work exercise into your schedule as it is. Park farther from your destination so that you will be walking 10 minutes to and from your destination. Walk or bicycle to your errands. Take the stairs whenever you can. The next time you find yourself passively watching television, multitask! Do some squats, leg lifts, and other stationary exercises.
2. Make it fun for you! Maybe the gym is just not inspiring you. There are more than one way to get fit—walk briskly with a furry friend in nature, take a tap dancing class, look into wall climbing—what’s fun for you? Read more...