Find Time for Fitness

 It's no secret that our society is a fast-paced, on-the-go, no-time-to-relax type of environment. Whether you're juggling jobs, kids, relationships, or a combination of these things, it's safe to say working out takes a back seat. Often times, people believe working out is something that needs to be done in a gym, and needs to take hours each day to see results. There's good news my friends: neither of those are true.


Here's the deal: changing your schedule around slightly to make fitness a priority does not have to be stressful or time consuming. I've talked to many people of various ages who would rather devote their spare time to their social life rather than their fitness regimen. My question is why can't both of those worlds merge? At the end of our crazy busy day, we have one body that we have to live with for the rest of our lives. So why not make it the best possible version? Tweaking your current daily routine is all it takes to make changes within your body. Merely a half hour a day for 5 days a week is all it takes to make your body happy.


Being physically fit doesn't always have to happen in the gym, either! (Phew!) If you and your friend want to grab drinks after a long day at work, walk there. Walking is equally as beneficial as running if you get your heart rate up and keep it up until you reach your destination. Is your office on the fifth floor of your building? Take the stairs. While these tips may seem like common sense, it's unbelievable how many people don't think about them. Sprinkling these small exercising opportunities into your daily schedule do not go unnoticed by your body.


 I have found in a world full of chaos and hectic schedules, the easiest way to become physically fit is to make it a social event. Who would want to waste hours in a gym instead of hanging out with the people who matter most? Go hiking, ride your bike to the new sushi bar in town, take your kids to the park. Exercise can, and should be, enjoyable! Our bodies are special and they deserve to be taken care of but that doesn't mean your entire life has to change. Pair a little fitness with healthy food choices and you're a changed person.


Don't forget to set goals for yourself, though. No more excuses, you busy bees. Remember 30 minutes of exercise a day. Pencil it in on your crowded to-do list and make it happen :) 





Stacy is a Fredonia alumna, where she was awarded a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in business. Throughout her college career, Stacy interned for the Walt Disney Company as well as Wilmorite Properties, where her love for marketing emerged. Currently, Stacy is the Assistant Manager of Ann Taylor, where she hopes to move forward and pursue a marketing position with the company. Stacy danced for 15 years and has always dreamed of opening up her own dance studio. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with the people who matter most--her friends and family. She also loves to go shopping with her friends and explore the world of fashion. Oh, and she has an Instagram famous dog. His name is Max Henry. 

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