You already know exercise is important. It offers brain benefits, health benefits, and mental benefits.

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Exercise Excuses

Eliminate These 3 Excuses for Skipping Your Workouts

You already know exercise is important. It offers brain benefits, health benefits, and mental benefits. Sure, you mean to get in those workouts, but it’s easy to let things stand in the way of improving your overall health. Instead of wallowing in excuses and being annoyed with yourself down the road, we’ve put together three of the most common excuses for skipping your workouts and the antidote for pushing them aside so you get moving.

Excuse #1 – Lack of Time
We’re all busy. Ask someone how they’re doing and they’ll probably reply, “busy!” Sure, we’re all busy and we have a limited amount of time. The trick is to prioritize what’s important to you. Make exercise a priority. When you say you don’t have time to work out, you’re basically saying, “I don’t have time… for that.” Thinking about the time you spent watching television or surfing through social media. Remember, a 30-minute workout will only take up 2% of your whole day. You have time for what you want to do, so make exercise and your health a priority and schedule that workout in your day.

Excuse #2 – Too Tired
Feel like you’re too tired to do that workout? Sure you are! The more sedentary you are, the more fatigued you’ll feel. The good news – exercise actually creates energy. When you work out, the brain releases endorphins, making the body feel pleasure. It’ll also strengthen your muscles and heart, which will make your entire day seem easier. And exercise even improves sleep so you’ll rest more deeply and feel less tired the next day.

Excuse #3 – Can’t Afford the Gym
Nobody ever said you had to go to the gym to exercise, so just get rid of this excuse. Get outside and walk or run. Find local group activities in your area where you can work out with others if you like exercising with people. Try free online workouts available on places like YouTube that require little to no equipment. You don’t need to have money to work out – you just have to do it.

Your physical, mental, and brain health are too important to let exercising slide because of silly excuses. Eliminate these excuses from your life, get up, and get out there for some exercise. You won’t regret it.

 

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