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Hi Everyone,

This week’s blog is about making time for yourself. I think exercise is really an imperative part of making your health a priority.

There is a difference between MAKING the time to work out and finding the time to work out. FINDING TIME IS NOT THE SAME AS MAKING TIME.

People will contact me and say, “I really wish I could workout but I just don’t have time.” They’ll tell me how busy they are with kids, school or work. They’ll say that they are always tired.

Those excuses come from an unhealthy lifestyle and mentality.

It’s so ironic. We have so much time to get sick, be lazy, diminish our health further with a poor diet and lack of physical activity.

Somehow we have convinced ourselves that we don’t have time to exercise.

I was no different than anyone I have described.

In fact, I think I might have been worse.

Here’s the thing, all it takes is just a little adjustment in three areas:
1. Nutrition
2. Working out
3. Sleeping

Starting with nutrition, if you eat healthy 80% of the day and 80% of the week, you should eventually see and feel a real difference.

The Center for Disease Control and prevention suggests that we workout three to four times a week, for 30 to 35 minutes.

It is important to combine cardio workouts and resistance training with healthy eating habits.

It is also very important that you are getting the proper amount of sleep. Sleep allows your muscles the chance to rest, heal and rebuild stronger.

Sleep may also assist in the prevention of high blood pressure, heart disease and type two diabetes.

If you’re working with your health provider or a nutritionist, then stick with the plan that they are providing you.

If you currently don’t have a plan to improve your fitness levels, I hope this blog provides some guidance.

If you’re not at your best now, there is no way you can give your best to anyone else.

Don’t forget to MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF.

This Week’s O’Nealism:

“We have two things in common, the power to make good choices and 24 hrs in a day. Let’s make the best of them both.”

Stay Healthy My Friends,

O'Neal Hampton

About O'Neal Hampton

After being diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic and weighing 420 pounds, O’Neal Hampton Jr. became a contestant during the 2010 season of NBC’s "The Biggest Loser." It was then that he was introduced to NuStep. Through the O'Neal Hampton Wellness Foundation, he educates others on the value and importance of exercise and nutrition. O’Neal Hampton Jr. is a NuStep spokesperson.

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