There is no doubt that being physically active by exercising regularly is healthy and life-sustaining. You're much less likely to incur many of the lifestyle-related diseases largely attributed to sedentary behavior such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and some cancers (e.g., breast, colon). Being active also promotes better sleep as well as feelings of happiness and more energy. Of course, a fit body just looks good, boosts one's self-esteem and appeals to anybody. But many people who know all the benefits of living an active lifestyle still refuse to exercise. Why? Because it's easy to make excuses not to exercise and be lazy instead.
Here are common excuses made by people to avoid exercising and ways to eliminate the barriers to getting the body in motion:
The important thing is to get started. Once you get started, momentum will take over and you'll begin to look forward to working out because you'll feel good and energized!
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.