Even though we know there are a million good reasons to work out, we always manage to come up with one excuse or another to get out of it. If any of these excuses sound familiar, try these strategies:
- No time: Try multitasking by exercising while you watch TV or when you’re at work. Sometimes just sneaking in 20 minutes here and there of extra activity can have major health benefits in the long term.
- Too tired: Regular exercise actually increases your energy levels. It’s helpful at first to select work out times in which you aren’t already wiped out.
- It’s boring: Exercise should be like sex….or at least as enjoyable. Find activities you love doing or people you like moving with. Pick up a new sport or dance lessons. The more you like doing it, the more likely you are to stick with it.
- I always quit: The key to feeling like a success is setting small goals. It might even help to make them semi public, so people can encourage you along the way. Exercise buddies can help keep you accountable too. And remember it only take a few weeks to start a new habit; might as well make it exercise.
For more excuses and more tips to overcome them, read more at WebMD.