Committing to daily exercise doesn’t mean you must reshuffle your calendar or wake up before the rooster to do Jane Fonda aerobics.

Daily exercise simply means that you do something every day. Some days mimic a typical 30-45 minute workout. There are short and long walks. There are days when exercising means walking up and down stairs for 5 minutes. And everything in between.

The goal is to build a habit of exercise.

When you’re building a new habit, the amount you do daily is irrelevant. What matters is that you do something. And the more often you do it, the better.

For example, I had the kids all day today, which meant zero chance for formal exercise. So I did a few random pull-ups, dips, and single-leg squats while the kids went nuts at a playground.

Weird? Other parents seemed to think so. But hey, aren’t we all weird anyway…