Schedule Fitness or Die!

"What fits your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?" ~ Randy Glasbergen

clip_image002Randy Glasbergen is a world renowned comic strip writer and is best known for his strip "The Better Half". While his expertise may lie in writing comic strips, he makes a poignant yet true statement about exercise. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, individuals who exercise daily are more likely to live longer and live with less chronic conditions than those who do not.

Scheduling Your Fitness

clip_image004Almost anyone can come up with a "valid" excuse for not scheduling fitness into their "busy" schedule. Stay at home moms say it, at work moms say it, stay at home dads say it, at work dads say it, college students say it, retired older people say it, hell…. unemployed people say it: "I don’t have time to exercise." The truth of the matter is, you make time for the things you want to do and that you find important. If you want to change your body and your health, then you have to setup the time to exercise, and believe me, you can find the time.

The easiest time to exercise is first thing in the morning before your days really gears up. Waking up 30 to 60 minutes before you need to leave the house can provide you with an excellent opportunity to work out. While this technique may not work for everyone, it is at least worth attempting.

If this doesn’t work for you, ask yourself, "Do I watch TV or spend a lot of time on the computer when I get home?" If you answered yes to this question, then you have time to fit in exercise, and you don’t even have to sacrifice watching the TV to do it. Anytime there is a commercial break or during the opening credits or closing credits, it is time to exercise. A 30 minute show really only has 20 minutes of actual show time. That’s 10 minutes of exercise you can get from every half hour. As for computer use, simply limit the time you spend checking email or checking websites, and get your workout in.

How Much do You Need?

Randy Glasbergen’s quote stating that at least an hour a day will help keep you healthy. For the most part, more exercise is better; however, the ACSM states you only need to accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. This is a little less than 22 minutes a day or close to 1/3 of Glasbergen’s recommendation. The ACSM notes that with this level of physical activity you will remain healthier and reduce your overall risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer; however, if your goal is to lose weight and to get in even better shape, an hour a day is just about right.

Committed to your success!

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JJ Brawley N.C.P.T.

The San Diego Personal Trainer that GUARANTEES your success!

 

PS: Be on the look out for my workshop announcements!  Coming in 2012 I am getting ready to Launch several events.

Saturday January 7th 2012 – Solutions for your ResolutionsThe Advocare 24 Day Challenge – Body Transformation Contest! – Contestants will have the opportunity to win CASH!

Saturday January 14th 2012Nutrition Workshop – I am going to be teaching you everything you need to know to be successful in all your fitness and nutrition goals for 2012.

Saturday January 21st 2012Grocery Shopping Tour – I am going to personally take you by the hand through the local grocery store and show you EXACTLY which foods to buy and which ones to leave on the shelf!

Official announcements and full details will soon be coming!

 

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