Summer is fast approaching, and we are already in shorts and T-shirt weather. Now is the time, if ever, to kick it into “fitness gear!” There are many reasons why people choose to not work out. Or, I should say there are many excuses. One of the biggest excuses is, “I just don’t have the time.”
As we know, time usually boils down to priority. It may seem like you have no time, but given the little amount of time it takes to reap some serious health benefits, it really isn’t a matter of time.
A study in Taiwan shows that just 15 minutes of exercise a day reduces your mortality risk by 14%. Wow! Now think about the different ways you spend 15 minutes per day. You could spend fifteen minutes waiting in a drive-thru line or painting your nails. Maybe 15 minutes standing at Starbucks waiting for your drink to be ready! 😉
The point is, it takes significant more time to overcome a debilitating stroke or heart attack, recover from a bypass surgery, or administer insulin for diabetes then it takes to get a little work out in.
If you have 10 to 20 minutes a day, you can fit in some exercise that is good enough to improve your overall health and add years to your life!
So which would you rather, spend that time waiting on a burger or spend that time adding “precious moments” to your life?
I say the benefits are worth the extra minutes, don’t you? 🙂