Many patients inquire regularly about exercise and nutrition and my personal recommendations. I find it frustrating at times to advise some patients on this topic because not everyone will follow my advice. I always hear the same old excuses day in and day out! "I don't have the time", "I can't do that exercise because I have bad knees, bad shoulders, etc." Or, "I can only do cardio because using weights makes me too sore and then I won't be able to go to work the next day". I say...Enough Excuses! If you want to be lazy then be lazy but no matter who you are, you can find 15 minutes in your day to do a full body workout. You don't need a gym to do so and you don't need expensive cardio equipment to get your heart rate up. What I always tell patients that give me those excuses is that if you have any inclination to be healthy you will find the time to exercise. We always find time to sit in front of the television or surf the web when that time could have easily been targeted towards a fitness program. Don't get me wrong, I am busy as hell just like the rest of society but if you want to be in a state of optimal health you must put the time in. Human beings were not designed to sit in desk chairs, sit on couches, drive their cars for hours per day consistently. The human frame is a utilitarian vessel that needs physical stimulation to express optimal function. I believe I ranted enough about that. Make 2010 the year you decide to express health and vitality through proper exercise, nutrition, and the power of positive thinking. No one can do it for you. Take this time to schedule your complimentary fitness consultation now. Call our office at (973)845-6282 or email Dr. Rivano directly to schedule an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org. This fitness evaluation will help you start on the right path for the new year and the rest of your life.