During these times of economic hardship, health should be ranked higher than ever on our list of priorities. People are working longer hours than ever as many people have had their workload doubled due to the many layoffs of their fellow co-workers in the last year. Having a busy schedule is yet another easy excuse to avoid exercise. This age old excuse needs to be banished as you don’t have the time to exercise because you don’t make the time. Exercise shouldn’t be thought of as “optional” – You should think of it in the same way you think of brushing your teeth, showering, breathing and eating -simply a necessary part of life. Although necessary, it can also be made enjoyable by finding activities you like. President Barrak Obama wouldn’t even think about missing his daily workout — Yes, the president of the United States, who is married with two children, has the time to workout. How does he have the time to work-out with such an extensive schedule? Here is a look into a day in the life of the President.
9:00am ET: President Obama delivers remarks at National Prayer Breakfast
9:45am ET: President Obama receives his daily briefing
10:15am ET: President Obama receives his daily economic briefing
10:45am ET: President Obama meets with senior advisors
11am ET: President Obama signs an executive order to form the President’s Advisory Council on Faith
12pm ET: President Obama makes remarks at the Department of Energy
3 pm ET: President Obama meets with Secretary of Treasury Geithner
3:45pm ET: President Obama meets with Secretary of State Clinton
5:45pm ET: Skids up from the South Lawn of the White House to Andrews Airforce Base
6pm ET: Wheels up from Andrews Airforce Base en route to Williamsburg
8pm ET: President Obama delivers remarks at the House Democrats Issues Conference
9:10pm ET Wheels up en route Andrews AFB
10:00pm ET Skids up from Andrews AFB to the South Lawn of the White House
10:10pm ET President Obama arrives on the South Lawn
As you can see Obama has quite the packed day – yet somehow he manages to squeeze in a 90 minute daily work-out. President Obama has the time to exercise because he makes the time. To Obama physical fitness yields mental fitness and he learned this at a young age. It’s true, exercise not only improves the muscles in your physique, it also improves the muscles in your brain. When you exercise your mental function is able to perform better, leaving you with higher mental clarity. You are able to perform your tasks and projects more efficiently which can essentially leave you with more time for more leisure activities. President Obama needs to have high mental clarity as the important decisions he must make on a daily basis cannot be made by someone who is tired, exhausted and un-focused. One poorly made decision by the president could accidentally declare war. Some people are worried at how Obama is going to perform as president but I’m not, knowing he exercises daily. He would actually make a fantastic fitness coach with his “Yes, you can” approach to life. He’s absolutely right – Everyone can exercise and everyone has the time. Abandon your all or none approach – even if you only have 20 minutes for a workout it’s better than not working out at all. Rope jumping for 20 minutes can burn over 200 calories and can be done anywhere. Make time for yourself, find your solution — you’ll not only look better, you’ll feel better, sleep more, and enjoy more of what life has to offer. Look in the mirror and say “Yes, you can”, put on your gym clothes and head out the door. Getting there is the hardest part; once you’re there, you have many resources at your disposal to help you reach your goals.
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By: Micaela Whitworth
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer & AAHFRP Medical Exercise Specialist
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