In several recent focus groups of residents in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville, every single person knew full well what they needed to do to be healthy – eat right and exercise, being the top two. Others added things like get more sleep, stop smoking, work less, find balance and so on. So the question is, if we all know what we need to do to be healthy, why don’t we do it?
The answer for many, and I bet it’s the same for you, is “lack of time”. Even if we have the motivation to walk, jog or go to the gym and to shop for and prepare healthy meals – who has the extra time? Experts suggest that we all do. If you spend a little less time on Facebook, watch one half-hour less of TV a day or get up a little earlier a couple of days a week – you’ve found all the time you need.
A terrific article in the Orlando Sentinel, on Tuesday January 3rd, outlines some strategies for squeezing exercise into you busy schedule.