Maintaining balance in life. Everyone wants that. But how? All too often when the responsibilities of life becomes so demanding we can’t find the time to get everything done. So we cut corners, and frequently in the wrong places. Most of us would like to exercise more but exercise is frequently one of the first things skipped. That is a mistake. Even if it is only for an hour, 3-4 times per week, exercise improves mental outlook, strength, endurance, and overall health. Exercise should be the last thing that is cut. In fact it should never be cut. If you think of exercise like a religion, something that is part of you, then it will always be one of your first priorities. You would not stop brushing your teeth because the day was too short, or stop personal hygiene because you had to work; exercise should be no different. It is the blood pressure pill of hypertension, insulin of diabetes, and sustenance food of our musculoskeletal system. Those who have chronic pain know what it is like when the musculoskeletal system goes awry but even then exercise has to remain a priority. Each of us has to find a way to adapt in order to maintain a system of personal protection. Make exercise something that never gets cut and your body will thank you for it.