When it comes to doing something we don’t like to do, we often procrastinate. In some cases, if we put it off long enough we may be able to avoid the situation altogether. However, just as putting off going to work on a Monday morning might get you fired, putting off exercise can have extreme outcomes as well. Exercising on a daily basis will allow us to get the “healthy paycheck” we are so deserving of.
During the course of a lifetime we may have 10 or more jobs, many of which will be in our teen years, for little pay and no benefits. We may spend years searching for the perfect job, leaving one, getting laid off from another before we finally settle on the perfect position. Oftentimes, we may go back to school after years of work only to realize we weren’t in the position we really had desired. But with hard work and persistence we will hopefully land a successful career, one that we can retire from. On the flip side, we only have one body. We don’t have the option of waiting for a better body to come along. We don’t have the option to quit ours, leave it, or even give it back.
We put the better part of 60 years of our life into school and work to retire and enjoy the golden years. If we invest in our body throughout our lives, we will certainly be able to enjoy our retirement with a better quality of life. The best payday we can have is taking care of ourselves and knowing that hard work will pay off when it comes to our bodies and a healthy lifestyle. This includes exercising on a regular basis, proper nutrition and getting plenty of rest. When we start exercising at a young age the “habit” will be instilled in us, and we will be less likely to quit. When stressors come our way, we will have the outlet of exercise to help us get through them.
You certainly wouldn’t start saving money for your retirement in the final week of your career, so why wait to invest the time into a healthy body and mind until later in life? Start moving more today and exercising on a regular basis and reap the benefits of a long, healthy life, now and forever.
In Health & Happiness,
LifeShape Fitness Center Senior Trainer