Imagine being told you have a life-threatening disease. Your only hope is to take medicine every day for the rest of your life. Fortunately, that medicine is free and available 24 hours a day. That life-saving medicine just happens to be daily physical activity. Hard to believe but true – in just 10 minutes you can strengthen your body and mind. It’s a simple lesson that most of us still need to learn. An inactive lifestyle will bring about serious health problems at an accelerated rate. When it comes to improving the quality of life, nothing compares to physical activity. An analysis of 78 studies published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research concluded that an inactive lifestyle produces unusual stress on brain chemistry. Small amounts of activity can actually offset this stress. A study published in the journal, Health Psychology, found that 10 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (brisk walking) was sufficient to improve mood and reduce fatigue. Other studies have found significant health benefits (such as less heart disease) with as little as 10 minutes of daily physical activity. When it comes to physical activity, anything is drastically better than nothing. Make a commitment to no zero days (daily physical activity) and your life will change forever.