We all take our health for granted until we get sick. People who claim they don’t have time for proper exercise and self-care find themselves hospitalized or in bed sick and out of commission for weeks or months. When our bodies force us, we have to make time for illness. Suddenly our health becomes much more valuable to us after we lose it.
But why wait until this happens? Take a moment and think about your future and all that you hope to do in all areas of your life. Isn’t your good health an essential component for the achievement of those goals? Does it make good sense to you that unless you take care of your health, you cannot take care of business, family and other interests?
A proper exercise program is absolutely necessary to ensure good health but exercising seems to remain a low priority for many. If you have difficulty finding time for your exercise program, you are not alone as a perceived lack of time is the most common reason people fail to stick with an exercise program.
Too often we get caught up in the short term demands, the little things that have to be done somehow do get done, but the larger, really important issues like our health can get put on indefinite hold. Ask yourself, if you are too busy now to make exercise and your health a priority, when in the near future will you be less busy? Will it be weeks, months, or years? Will it be when the kids leave home, when you retire, or some other obscure reason (excuse)?
If you are waiting for a better time to make exercise a priority, you may wait too long, and it may be too late to regain health once it has been taken away from you.
Many busy people manage to find the time to exercise regularly. It would be fair to say someone who is busier than you is exercising right now!
But how do they do it? The answer to this is they make their health and fitness a high priority goal. They focus on the multitude of benefits they receive from their commitment to their exercise program. Although exercise helps prevent chronic disease and disability, it also helps control body weight, slows the aging process, boosts energy, keeps us mentally healthy and helps manage daily stress levels.
People who exercise regularly make it a habit and part of their daily and weekly routine; it is totally programmed into the day. The day would not be complete without it.
Early in the morning is the most popular time. If you want to exercise consistently and long term (like the rest of your life), exercise in the morning, before the rest of the world tries to derail you. The odds will be greatly in your favor as over 90% of people who exercise ‘consistently’, do so first thing in the morning.
People ask how can I be healthy and avoid all of these diseases without actually having to exercise? Is there a way that I can get the benefits of this activity without having to move my body? And the answer to that is simply, no, you have to actually do it if you want to get the benefits from it.
No one can do it for you, no prescription drugs, no surgical procedure can give you the same health benefits that your body would create on its own when you engage in a proper exercise program. Become your own personal trainer and get yourself going so you can experience the positive health results proper exercise offers.
With the extra energy and vitality that ‘being strong and fit’ provides, you will become a more productive person, not just at work, but in all areas of your life. When you are more energetic and feel great, you make better decisions, and find more creative solutions to problems. You will be much more fun to be with, and you will have more to give to those you care about.
Carolyn Hansen has worked in the Fitness Industry for over 30 years. Currently the co-owner of 2 Fitness Centres in Northland New Zealand. A National Champion Bodybuilder with over 25 years competition experience. Enjoys writing health and fitness articles for local newspapers and magazines. If you want a second chance to right the wrongs you have committed against your body, you can be rejuventated. You can regain vitality, muscular strength, endurance and a higher quality of life. Go to for a FREE Report “I’ve Found the Fountain of Youth”- Let Me Show You Too!