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Overcome These Workout Excuses

By Sara Butler

The hours in the day seem to go by pretty fast. When you think about it, outside of sleeping and work, you really only have about eight hours on a given day to do what you want. For many people, exercise is not one of those things. Expert recommend that you spend 150 minutes each week doing moderate level exercise, which can feel overwhelming in the midst of a busy schedule. Here are some of the most common excuses people use to not give up their precious time to exercise and what you can do to overcome it.

You're Tired

You have reason to be tired -- life is busy! But the next time you think you're too tired to work out, remember that exercise won't deplete your energy but give you more of it. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins that work to make you feel good. Your body wants more of that and working out also helps to strengthen your muscles to help you have more stamina to make it through the day.

You're Busy

Lots of people are busy, but lots of people also find time to exercise. You can work to motivate yourself by focusing on the positives of exercise and how it makes you feel. Exercise can also give your mood a boost, which can then help you to take on the rest of your day with a bit more enthusiasm and productivity.

Exercise is Boring

If you're bored by your exercise routine, then it's time to find a new one. Mix up your routine so you're not doing the same thing every day. Or try exercising somewhere else, such as taking a walk in a different place. You can even create a new workout playlist!

You Feel Insecure

Most people don't want to go to the gym because they feel intimidated or they worry about what others will think of them. If it's been a while since you stepped foot in a gym, then the truth is that it can be intimidating, but you should do it anyway. Getting stronger and fitter will help you to feel good about yourself. Find a gym where you do feel comfortable and take a workout class to socialize a little more.

Exercise is crucial to your health and wellness, so stop with the excuses!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Northbrook, Ill.

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