Begin an exercise program. The usual excuse is, “I don’t have time.” I sometimes say, “But do you have time to get sick?” I don’t add, “And if you don’t keep your body moving, it will betray you and make you sick.”
Think of it this way: God created our bodies to be in motion. Those of us who sit in front of a screen for long periods of time need to activate those muscles.
Start by deciding on an exercise that suits you. Walking is the easiest for most people. Other than a good pair of shoes (essential) you don’t need much more. I chose running years ago and still do it.
My friend Larry Leech plays golf; a neighbor gets on the tennis court twice a week. How about ballroom dancing? Bowling? The what isn’t as important as finding an exercise you enjoy and then doing it regularly—at least three times a week.
Instead of exercise being a waste of time, I’ve learned that I’m healthier and more creative. I’m nearly 83, have no physical problems, and take no meds. Daily I thank God and credit my exercise programs and my dietary habits.
I sharpen my tool (my body) every day. I also do a few isometric exercises during the day when I take a break. Nothing for more than five minutes, but enough to recharge me.
Because I care about myself and my productivity,
I find ways to get physical every day.