Many people feel that if they miss a week or more of working out that that they are "starting over". Remember that every workout or healthy activity contributes to a healthier you.

We accumulate excess body fat due to consistent inactivity. If our lives are mostly active with breaks, you're doing a great job. If your life is mostly sedentary with some spots of inspired movement, then you need to improve.

A walk, hike, bike ride or a game of volleyball are all healthy activities that contribute to an active schedule. You don't only have to count or schedule a dedicated workout to get stronger or in better cardiovascular condition. You should make fun athletic activities a major part of your fitness routine to find true health with the reduced stress of not always having to find time for a "workout".