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Put the Important Things First and Keep Them Short

By Tom Herrin

Priorities are important to all people.  Making decisions about what they need to do in their lives is a major part of good planning.  This may include the many things that they feel are critical for their everyday activities.  Balancing all of these in the right way can pose a big challenge.  If they do all of this, there is always a need for some kind of exercise.  Leaving it out can cause them to experience health issues that may be avoidable.  Including them may be a key to protecting health for years to come.  Even though many may feel that they cannot get any substantive exercise done with short bits of time, it is actually possible.

Running May Be an Option

A lot of people are runners and enjoy every opportunity they have to do so.  For them, cutting their running time may seem like a beating.  If time is short, however, these runs may be brief but regular and still do some good things for health.  According to information from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, people who run for seven minutes per day on a regular basis may help themselves to cut their risk of death from heart disease by as much as 45  percent.  This may be really good news for those who are not into running but willing to do so if it makes them healthier.

Be Happier and Healthier

While there may be no guarantee that happiness will assure better health, it often goes hand-in-hand.  Happier people may have less stress and greater levels of motivation.  According to a Japanese study, people who rode a stationary bike for 10 minutes per day regularly were happier.  They were also able to perform better on indicators when reaction time was important.  Since these minutes may be spent in a controlled environment, it can work for almost anyone.

Remembering Health Is Critical

Any time we plan a schedule, we really should make certain that allowance is made for ways to support our health.  It is a struggle for me, even though I know very well I need to include it.  I try to carve out those few minutes each day, especially when I am busy, so that I can continue to boost my health.  A good thing is that I can schedule activities that I know will help me to do that.  When we are in charge, we have little excuse to ignore our health.  

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Oceanside, Calif.

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