You know this. You’ve been around long enough to know that if you put in the effort to achieve a goal, then you’re more likely to approach it than if you do nothing.
If you save a percentage of your paycheck every month, then you’ll build your balance.
So why do so many insist they “don’t have time” for fitness?
It just doesn’t make sense. And, to paraphrase the old saying, if you don’t make time for your health, then you’ll be forced to make time for your illness. We’re not talking about Olympic-level efforts, or devoting your day to exercise.
Look at it this way. On average, people get 25,915 days, or about 71 years, to live, according to a global survey. Of that, they spend just 0.69 percent (or 180 days) exercising.
By comparison, we stare at a screen 41 percent of the time, or 10,625 days.
Studies show 15 or 20 minutes of exercise a day can add to your life in countless ways. The Journal of the American Medical Association says that not exercising puts you at greater risk than smoking and diabetes.
We know how to make the most of your time. Let us show you how to improve your life without spending endless hours at the gym.
Holly Kouvo is a personal trainer, functional aging specialist, senior fitness specialist, brain health trainer, writer, and speaker.