“Studies have shown that people who engage in exercise… live an average of three to seven years longer than couch potatoes.” — Dr. William Haskell

The reason to exercise is simple: time is the most valuable asset. Exercise increases your lifespan, as well as the quality of your time. Exercise creates time.

Exercise for 30-60 minutes a day, six days a week: it does not matter if you are a child, a teenager, an adult, a senior citizen, a smoker, a paraplegic, overweight, obese, or handicapped. There are many different kinds of exercise — yoga, weight training, running, walking, swimming, soccer, gymnastics, skiing, rock climbing — and all are acceptable. But, like diet, the most healthy exercise regimen is variety.

During your exercise, push your heart to accelerate and decelerate repeatedly for a minimum of 15 minutes. Regular aerobic activity places the brain in a peak state, increasing memory capacity, regulating hormones, and boosting neuroplasticity.