A HEALTHY ROUTINE: CONSISTENCY COUNTS IN PHYSICAL FITNESS AND LEGAL MATTERS

Greetings! This month, I’ve been thinking about motivation and how much easier it is to follow a routine than it is to revisit the same decisions over and over. This rings true for any aspect of life, particularly in business and personal health.

I fell in love with bicycling as a kid. I loved the freedom and independence that comes with being able to get yourself to where you want to go. I was able to turn that piece of independence into responsibility and income on my paper route,. The exercise was great, but when you’re a kid, you don’t bike for the exercise—you just want to get somewhere. As a commuting-by-car adult, I neglected my bike, and thus lost some of the health that comes with regular exercise. Then 12 years ago, my Boy Scout camp trip came to an abrupt end when I was brought home by helicopter. I had taken a swim test and couldn’t recover my breathing—I was later diagnosed with double pneumonia. My immune system, weakened by a lack of regular exercise, had failed me. My complete recovery took several months.