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Are You Making Excuses for Exercise?

By Genevieve Cunningham

When it comes to exercise, we all make excuses. We like the idea of exercise. We want to change our bodies and health. But actually following through is difficult. And even more difficult is admitting to ourselves that excuses are holding us back. If you constantly make excuses for your workout, and you're finally ready to make a change, take a look at these tips for beating excuses before the start.

The Excuse: No Time

The no time excuse is an incredibly common one. And honestly, we really are busy! We work and take care of families and still try to do our own things. It's tough! But are you too busy for your own health? Are you too busy to put yourself first for one hour per day? Half an hour, even? If this is your excuse, it's time to change your ways.

The Remedy

If you don't have time to exercise, make plans. Put your workout clothes into your car before work. Just stop by after work, get in your workout, and then go home. You can also try waking up a simple 30 minutes earlier and squeezing in a workout. There is time for what you want. Decide if exercise is important, and then make it happen.

The Excuse: No Money

This can be a valid excuse for a lot of things, but it doesn't work with exercise. This is another really common excuse, and it's easy to see why. There are a lot of thing to pay for in life, and for many, exercise is really far down the list.

The Remedy

The good news is that money is not necessary for working out. No money for the gym? Walk round the block. No money for a yoga class? Check out YouTube. No money for equipment? Find a very safe spot and walk barefoot. You can exercise with absolutely zero money. If this is your excuse, find a way around it.

It's too easy to make excuses to skip the gym. But by doing this, you're only harming your own health and well-being. Admit your faults and stop making excuses! You matter and your health matters, so get real with yourself and make choices that better your life now.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Jordan, Utah.

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