How many times a week are you able to make time in your busy schedule to exercise? If you are able to squeeze a work-out in three times a week, then you are actually doing pretty well, according to a new Gallup survey.

The survey of 139,000 U.S. workers found that people who exercise less than three days a week are more likely to be obese. The survey also found that other behavioral and emotional factors, including healthy eating and feeling well-rested, did not have as much of a connection to being overweight or obese.

We at Sip & Savor often blog about the importance of physical activity, and stress that balancing calories consumed from all sources with those burned through exercise is an essential component to maintaining a healthy weight.

So, get up and get active!  And try to make time in your daily routine to add in some exercise – and don’t forget to stay hydrated while you do!