We know the time we put into our fitness at any time throughout our life is a health investment for today - but think of it also as an investment in your future.
Just as we try to build up our financial wealth, we should be doing the same with our health, as this will determine the quality of life as we age.
Consider the compound effect that smoking has over the lifetime of a smoker and how detrimental it is to their health. It builds up over time, maybe not that much of an effect at first, then small negative effects but sooner or later, if the smoker continues, they will be facing some major health issues.
But - the opposite effect occurs when we do any form of fitness training even if it is only for a few minutes a day, or for short periods a few times a week.
We don't have to do hours of long intensive weight training 7 days a week to get fit.
To lose weight we don't need to go on strict diets that are too hard to maintain and that ruin our metabolism.
It takes a long time for most people to get fat and this usually occurs from eating just a little too much of the wrong foods just a little too often.
If we are to reverse that situation and only reduce our calories by 100 per day, which is something that most people can achieve without too much difficulty, then the effect after a year or so can be quite dramatic.
If we were to walk for twenty minutes three or four times a week, we would be a lot healthier after a year of such exercise.
All these small changes won't encroach on our lifestyle to any extent but they can make the difference between normal activity when we age and the inability to get the most out of life.
The sooner we start to make these changes the better our health investment becomes.One of the best things about easy fitness like this is the fact that the more we do it, the easier it gets.