Fitness should be an essential part of your daily routine for a number of reasons. The benefits of participating regularly in fitness activities are many, such as it simply helps you to feel better, it can be a way of relieving stress, helps you to maintain or reduce your weight and it keeps you healthy.
Especially your heart can benefit from targeted cardio training and you will reduce your risk of having a heart attack or suffering from heart disease. Although fitness is so important, unfortunately too many people don't take advantage of any kind of fitness training and if asked why they don't, the majority will tell you that they don't have enough time. This is not and can not be true. If you can find time to sit down, watch TV or sit down in a café and meet friends then you can also find time for fitness training.
In order to start keeping up with fitness, you will first have to develop self-discipline. Without being able to keep to a routine on a weekly basis, there is no point in making a fitness plan in the first place. It may sound difficult to stick to a routine, but it really isn't. You would be surprised at how fast you can get used to it and soon without it you will feel like something is missing.
This makes the old excuse of having no free time for fitness seem unbelievable, since when there is a will there is a way. Once you have decided that you will find time for fitness, you will have to make a plan so that you know when you can squeeze in some training. You don't always have to do the same thing, so mix it up and make things more interesting. This may actually give you an incentive to force fitness into your schedule.
There are also many little tricks to integrate fitness into your schedule if you are a very busy person. You can, for example learn some exercises that can be done sitting down in your office chair. There are actually many so go online and find relevant websites or purchase a book on this subject. For those that can't pull themselves away from the TV, then you can do fitness exercising during the commercials. This will give you around five minutes every now and then so you can do crunches, squats or push ups during these times when your favorite show is not running.