Being in a diabetes-focused rotation right now, I spend a lot of the day talking to patients about lifestyle changes. Though what we eat is important, exercise goes hand in hand with those healthy choices.
Time is a factor for many of us, but I was having a conversation yesterday with a fellow intern who’s been leading workshops about finding ways to fit physical activity into your day. It may seem counterintuitive at first, but it really does help you feel more energetic overall, even if you have to get up at the ass-crack of dawn once in a while or hit the snooze button three instead of six times to make exercise happen.
One of my favorite things to do is to put some music on (playlists, shuffle, an album—whatever) and unroll my yoga mat for some vinyasa action, along with pilates moves and stretches I learned from a physical therapist when I had a crappy injury several years ago. Carving out time to do what you need to stay strong and healthy is important, and I never regret doing something good for myself.
How do you make time for exercise?