“What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” – John Green

You have 1 life. This life on average will last 27,000 days. Your childhood and adolescence takes up 6000 of these days, you sleep another 6500. Your time eating and preparing food, using the restroom, and other necessities remove another 2000 days. What you are left with is 12,500 days of time that you can use for work and play. If you spend just one hour per day, every day, exercising and working out, this only removes about 800 days from that pool during your adulthood. If you want to take it day by day, 1 hour of working out per day is only 4% of your total day. Time is limited, but in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t take that much of your time to do something remarkable for your health.

Bonus Days: Something else to keep in mind, by exercising for those extra 800 days, compared to someone who is obese, your life expectancy increases by on average about 8-10 years. That’s about an extra 2000 days after you subtract sleep and necessities. The return on the time investment is more than worth it!

Reference:

http://www.noo.org.uk/uploads/doc/vid_7199_Obesity_and_life_expectancy.pdf

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Posted by Scott Edward

Scott is a Certified Personal Trainer and a member of the International Sports Science Association.

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