Today I’m answering a common question – for many of my clients as well as for myself – with a solution that works!

The question is, with everything going on in our lives, how do we fit in exercise? The answer is in 3 steps:

1.Schedule our exercise time: putting it in our phones, diaries, or planners makes the appointment real.

2.Procrastinate the procrastination! Instead of putting off exercising, put the procrastination on hold! For example, if we have a 30-minute window of time, we can take 15 minutes and do something active, perhaps take a walk, right then.

3.Do what we enjoy.  We’re all much more likely to do something when we enjoy doing it.  So, if running’s a favourite, book in run times, and do it.  Any activity, even in short bursts, adds up and improves our health1 .

We get so much from physical activity. The key to fitting in exercise is to make it a legitimate appointment in our daily lives.

Take away – add a favorite activity to the calendar, and, then, remember to say ‘yes’.

And message me  or share with us in the comments below to share how you fit in exercise!


 1 Walton, Alice G. “The Ten Minute Workout Offers Big Benefits Study Finds.” 3 May 2016. Web. New research shows that even small amounts of exercise can be very beneficial, which is helpful for those who find it hard to fit in the time.  One way to frequently just fit in activity is finding the opportunity in our daily lives: “taking the stairs or getting off the bus a few stops earlier” or “climbing a few flights of stairs on your lunch hour can provide a quick and effective workout.  The health benefits are significant.” Activity adds up “even if you’re not ‘exercising’ formally.” So, the next time you see stairs… procrastinate the procrastination!

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 26 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.