You’re never too busy to exercise!
By Gospel Today
Developing the discipline to work out consistently, despite your busy schedule, and the self-control to eat healthy are manifestations of God’s word in your life.
For most people who find themselves traveling or constantly on the go, finding time to exercise is one of the biggest obstacles to maintaining a physical fitness regimen. And believe me, I understand! I am on the road three to four times each month, which doesn’t leave much room for a consistent daily routine.
I have learned to keep up my workouts though. When I am staying in a hotel room, I can always do squats, push ups, and jump rope (jump ropes are easy to pack!). Often, the hotel has a terrific gym, so I simply make sure to pack clothes and shoes. It really isn’t difficult to keep up a workout habit when you are busy. It is simply a matter of deciding that your health is a priority, even more important than work or money! I’d like to challenge you to make exercise a priority by finding time to do it, no matter how busy you are.
Galatians 5:23 teaches us about the fruit of the spirit. Two of the “fruits” are discipline and self-control. Developing the discipline to work out consistently, despite your busy schedule, and the self-control to eat healthy are manifestations of God’s word in your life.
Maintaining a fitness routine is one of the best things you can do to remain sharp, boost your energy and decrease your stress level. Of course, it seems we have a tendency to do just the opposite when we are busy. Most people drop fitness from their list of priorities when they get busy. Then they find that they become exhausted, cranky and worn out more easily. When you are busy or dealing with multiple tasks on a regular basis, your energy becomes drained more quickly than when you have less on your plate. When you don’t replenish that energy through exercise and proper diet, your body suffers. Exercise does several very important things for your mind, body and spirit when you are on the run. First, exercise oxygenates the blood, which means that more oxygen gets to your brain and other key areas of the body. Here are a few tips to help you find time to exercise despite a busy life:
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