When did Americans go from being a people who take action to a people who put off action? In all honesty, I’ve been known to put things off a time or two. And when it comes to our health, which probably should be the MOST important thing to most of us, we are especially guilty.
Case in point, how many times have you been planning to work out once you got home from work, only to get home and change your mind? Or how often do you hear someone say something to the effect of “I’m starting a new diet/workout program next week/month?” Why wait? Why put off improving our health until we get around to it?
The person that is willing to start now, and work with what they have, is going to see the best results. Maybe you have a shoulder that is bothering you or a knee that’s flaring up. These issues may limit the amount of physical activity you can do, and may force you to think outside the box about what you can physically do, but they shouldn’t be your excuse to just not do anything. Use this time when you are healing a certain body part to strengthen up some areas that you may not focus enough on. The time spent will jot be in vain, I promise you that.
So why wait any longer? Start doing something. Anything. Do some stretching to loosen up your hips and low back. You’d be surprised how tightness in your core can cause problems in other parts of your body. Get in the pool for a good workout that places relatively little pounding stresses on any of your joints. The moving and swimming might actually alleviate some of your pain.
Just start doing something. Now.
Don’t wait for the perfect time to start improving your health.
Because the perfect time will likely never get here.