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  • Writer's pictureCRAIG BRYAN

Start Exercising Now: Busy Times Can Be the Best

“I don’t have time.”

“I’m too busy.”

“Maybe later when there’s not so much going on.”

We hear this throughout the year. “I don’t have time” is a leading reason people don’t exercise.

Believe it or not, for many of you, the holidays could be the PERFECT time to start working out.

“It’s so easy to say you’re too busy during the holidays, so you’ll wait until the new year,” says longtime fitness coach and entrepreneur Rick Mayo.

“Flip the script and do it now,” Rick says. “Use this as an opportunity more than an obstacle to say, ‘I’m going to work out during the holidays and this will pay massive dividends in the future,’ because there are going to be other seasons of life that are busy.”

Plus, exercise helps you manage stress. And you’ll be ahead of the New Year’s Resolution rush!

Rick has two other suggestions we liker for making it through this hectic time:

1. Move your body more, every day. Get up and walk, dance… whatever. “Don’t overthink it. It doesn’t have to be quantified. Just move.”

2. Prioritize protein. Don’t head into a meal hungry, when you’re likely to go for high-carb sides and drinks. Focus on protein first, which helps you feel full and keeps your energy levels sustained. Then add vegetables on the side.

Simple steps to success lead to happy holidays!

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