Making time for exercise
Adults who are physically active are healthier and less likely to develop many chronic diseases than adults who aren’t active — regardless of their gender or ethnicity.
That’s according to the Physical Activity Guidelines provided by the US Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
The crazy thing is that exercise can prevent diseases like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even some forms of cancer, but only 1 in 5 Americans meet the Physical Activity Guidelines. Why? Many will tell you they’re just too busy.
We’re tackling the busy schedule by coming up with different ways to fit in physical activity. We have to make sacrifices to make it work, but they’ll be worth it in the end.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Fit in a workout during your lunch hour
- Get up early to exercise so you don’t take time away from your family
- Run, walk, or bike to work. Josh Woiderski from TheRunCommuter.com offers great tips!
- Find activities you can do with your loved ones so you can have your quality time and exercise too
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Exercise News clips
- High-Intensity Interval Training: Maximum Results In A Minimum Of Time, Today
- Too Busy To Exercise, WebMD TV
Physical Activity Research
- Physical Activity Guidelines – Adults, Department of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
- Why don’t people exercise, even a little? The BMJ