Excuses for Not Exercising: Stop Them!

We-make-excuses-and-don't-exerciseYour physical health is extremely important but sometimes it’s hard to prioritize. It seems like when we think about it, we come up with reasons to avoid exercising in the short term, then don’t end up exercising in the long term.

Today, we’re going to look at common excuses as to why you don’t exercise, and come up with ways to counter them.

The Excuses To not Exercise

“I don’t have the time.” – We hear you. Between working a full-time job, your social life and, perhaps, raising kids, time to exercise can be hard to come by. Perhaps you should start by reserving 20 to 30 minutes each day to exercise. Get away from everything and take a short walk or run on the treadmill. “Me time” is OK sometimes.

“It’s too expensive.” – Exercising doesn’t require a gym membership or expensive purchases on equipment. It simply requires the effort to get moving and keep moving. Walking and running won’t cost you anything. Doing crunches, sit-ups or push-ups.

“I’m not sure what I’m doing.” – Not everyone is an exercise expert and you don’t have to be if you want to head to the gym. Start out on the treadmill or walking around the track. If you’re really dedicated, but don’t have too much knowledge on what to do, have a more knowledgeable friend come with you or find a personal trainer.

“Exercise doesn’t do anything.” – Be patient. You’re not going to see immediate results. Dedicate yourself to exercising and know that little by little, you’re making positive changes in your overall health. Then in a couple months, you might start looking the way you want to look.

Don’t give up!

Excuses are easy to fall back on, but your health is too important. Be determined to not let these get in the way of your well-being. Give our suggestions a try.

If you’re wanting your employees to give up the excuses and become healthier, contact your nearest Test Smartly Labs for corporate wellness services!


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