You know that working out 1 hour a day, 7 days a week DOES NOT increase life expectancy if you sit all day at work? Wait, so 1 hour of exercise can't cancel out the 23 hours of sitting at your desk, in your car, on the couch?
But you know what does?
To be healthy, you have to live a healthy life.
Not live a healthy hour. Not eat a healthy snack.
LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE!
With Facebook and Instagram and what-not we only see snippets of people's lives. You see this jacked bodybuilder eating doughnuts and think, "Well, he eats doughnuts, and I want to look like him, so I should eat doughnuts." Yea, except what you don't see is the 3 hours he spends on Sunday cooking and measuring all of his meals for the week, or the 4 hours he spent crushing it in the gym before eating that doughnut. That's probably the first doughnut he's eaten in 3 years!
Back when I lived in a cubicle I would do 10 squats and 10 pushups at the top of every hour. By the end of the day I had done 80 of each, plus a workout at lunch. I alternated throughout the day between sitting and standing at my desk. I used the top of my desk for stretching my shoulders.
Even though I'm out of the cube, it's still really easy for me to be sedentary. What I like to do now is, at the top of every hour set a 1 minute timer and max out for a minute. Push ups, squats, jumping lunges, whatever I feel like. As many as possible in a minute. It's a great way to get the blood pumping, get the body moving, and keep your brain from turning to mush.
The point is, you can't serve two masters (Matt. 6:24). Do you want to live a healthy hour or live a healthy life? Make the decision today.
Every hour take a few minutes to stretch, move, squat, jump. Then tell me in the comments how you kept yourself moving today.