One of my Ten Commandments is to exercise at least 60 minutes a day, four times a week.
Some might wince when thinking about dedicating an hour of your day, actually just four days, to fitness and I have read many articles stating that busting it up in to 20 minute sessions is fine as long as you are doing something,
But I respectfully disagree.
A couple minutes here and a couple minutes there doesn’t work for anything that needs to be accomplished. Do you wash your car in segments spaced out through the day? Do you go to the dentist for a teeth cleaning leave after the bottom set is done and come back after lunch to your upper set?
So why would you do this with exercise?
You need to discipline and dedicate yourself to one solid hour of hard sweat. You need to schedule it in to your week like you would a dentist appointment, a lunch meeting or happy hour.
Some might think it is a sacrifice of precious time that is better spent relaxing or being with your kids. But the health benefits you will get from sacrificing an hour a day will pay off by giving you extra years to come.
And those years are not worth sacrificing.