Strength and Cardio are the two things you want to fit into your daily routine, 2x per week for each at a minimum. You don't have to stress over getting to the gym if you don't have the time, there are many ways you can do this right at home or even at work.
Five easy Steps to Start Today
1. Put it in your calendar. You make appointments for everything else in your life, why not make an appointment for your body? Add at least four 30-minute appointments in your calendar, setting aside time and a reminder for yourself. Prioritizing your health has many benefits, fuels the soul and feels great!
2. Start where you are. Don't feel overwhelmed about it. Take a brisk walk at lunch or after dinner, go up and down your basement steps 20 times, plank for 1-minute, 50 jumping jacks, bike to dinner or the park for a picnic. Don't let the thought of it hold you back. The "first mile" is always the hardest. Get moving, your body will thank you back.
3. Drink water. Water is essential to life, you cannot function properly without it. Put down the sugary drinks and opt for the water. Its the cheapest way to improve your health immediately. Make a goal of starting your day drinking two glasses (12 oz range each) of water before any other food or drinks. For an extra liver and detox bonus, add a wedge of a lemon to it.
4. Create accountability. Whether it's a friend, spouse, co-worker, child, or neighbor, ask someone to join you in making simple changes. You can even find countless forums and groups who do this online. Stats show you are much more likely to continue and succeed with other rather than alone.
5. Start a journal. I can see the eye rolls now. But, doing this will reap immediate rewards. Buy a cheap notebook, or do it on a computer, whatever works best. Start your day by writing two pages of your thoughts. Let it all out: ask questions, answer yourself, complain, praise, anything you want can go into it. That's it. It's mind cleansing and another easy thing to add in.
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. ~Hippocrates