FAQ: Is it still best for my health to make time to exercise, even if the only way is to sleep less?
ANSWER: Both exercise and sleep are crucial, but many people need to work well over full time to make ends meat, plus take care of family. If you genuinely have maxed out all of the basic time management and prioritization strategies, then you have to strike a balance.
It is worth sacrificing about half an hour of sleep for the benefits of half an hour of RIGOROUS exercise per day, as long as you still get at least 4 hours. If you would have to dip under 4, then just do a half hour 2-3 days a week, preferably on days you don’t work. If you can still get 7 hours, aim for 60 minutes of challenging exercise per day, most days of the week.
The black picture? That’s Nicole practicing what we preach and trying to take a selfie during her 4:30 run. And for the record, she’s a BIG night owl. So yes, it’s worth it.
Fitness and Holistic Coach, New York City