Stick to an Exercise Schedule to Beat Sugar Addiction

By Dan DeFigio

The biggest obstacle to regular exercise is finding the time to do it. Everyone is busy, and most people overbook their schedules to the point that they don’t have any time for self-care. To be healthy, this must change!

Exercise doesn’t take a lot of time, but you do have to be consistent to have success, which means you have to put workouts on your schedule, just like you do any other important commitment. To be successful, plan on three 30-minute blocks of exercise each week. And don’t complain — you probably watch more than 90 minutes of TV in a week!

Setting realistic goals is an important component of success. If you tell yourself you’re going to work out every day (and you don’t have to, by the way), you’ll either stress yourself out trying to commit that much time or feel like a failure and quit as soon as you miss a few days. Set a realistic goal of two or three half-hour blocks each week and put them on your calendar.

Your 30 minutes of exercise don’t have to happen all at once. Studies show that three 10-minute bouts of exercise yield the same health improvements as one 30-minute session. The metabolic effects of just 10 minutes of exercise last at least an hour!