Fall is an incredibly busy time of year. Many activities and new projects start up in September, and then the busy-ness picks up as we begin preparing for the holiday season. As your schedule tightens, its easy to skip your exercise class or fitness routine, telling yourself you don’t have time or that its’ optional.
But there’s another way to think about it: is it really a good plan to neglect your health? Perhaps you’ll gain a few minutes per day now, but let’s consider the long term time costs of being sick or hospitalized or dealing with a chronic condition that’s best managed or prevented with daily activity. I’m not sure about you, but I’d rather spend more time exercising, and less time at the doctor even if it means saying “no” to events and activities that seem to fill up the calendar but may not benefit us in the long term.