… If I were just going to give you all one piece of advice for keeping yourself healthy, it would be figure out a way to make exercise a daily habit. Exercise helps EVERYTHING! It improves energy, improves sleep, improves mood, decreases risk for heart disease, strokes, dementia, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and improves just about everything else you can think of!

Often, if we try to schedule our exercise later in the day, we find things that get in the way of our following through with this plan. One great way to combat this problem is to add a daily walk to your schedule each morning before you start the rest of your day. Set the alarm (if you have to), roll out of bed, put on your walking shoes and just get out there before you get a chance to talk yourself out of it! Before you know it, you will be back home from the walk feeling increased motivation, increased energy and feeling less stressed. Who wouldn’t want that?!

If you keep up this routine, before long, it will become a habit. What a lucky and valuable thing that will be!