Prioritizing Your Health

When it comes to exercise, we often find many reasons not to do it. Exercise is not a priority for most, so people put it off. The easiest thing to do when it comes to the gym is not show up. It takes time and commitment, but where there is a will, there is a way.

I’ve heard pretty much every excuse from not having time to not being able to find a babysitter for the kids. When asking most people to tell me what their priorities in life are, most will answer family, work, social life, and relaxation. Sometimes health is mentioned as a priority, but never at the top of the list. Your health should be of the utmost importance and at the top of your priority list.

When your health is not in good condition, every other aspect of your life suffers. If you are dealing with sickness or disease, you are not fit enough to manage other areas of your life. For example, if you are sick, you cannot work. If you cannot work, you cannot provide for your family. If you continue to prioritize these other areas and neglect your health, there will come a point where you simply cannot manage these priorities because you are simply not fit enough to.

Being physically active, engaging in strength training, and conditioning your body can go a long way in helping you remain healthy. Physical activity can help to combat the negative aspects of aging and keep you fit enough to perform daily activities. When you are physically fit, you are better equipped to work and provide for your family than if you were to neglect your health.

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There are many things that are of importance to us such as family, friends, careers, and our social life. We must understand that we need to keep our own health at the top of this list of important priorities. We need to find an exercise program that works for us, which includes strength training and cardiorespiratory training. These aspects are important because they help with heart and other vital organ health, in addition to maintaining bone and muscle density. This will allow you to work and provide for your family, and enjoy every aspect of your life.

The next time you think of putting off physical activity and neglecting your health, think about what it would be like if you were sick or in the hospital. Would you still be able to do the things you are neglecting your health for? Most likely the answer is no. It is time to stop making excuses and looking for reasons to not exercise, because once we become unfit to perform daily activities, we can no longer manage our priorities. This is why we must always prioritize our health and fitness.

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