Finding excuses not to exercise is easy. The September issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource offers ways to overcome common barriers with some creativity, flexibility and a different mindset. Here’s a sample:
Excuse: I don’t have time to exercise.
— Schedule exercise in your day as you would an appointment. If you wait to find time, it probably won’t happen.
— Turn off the TV. Free up time by watching one less program.
— Think activity rather than exercise. Mow the lawn; climb the stairs; park farther from your destination.
Excuse: I’m too old.
— It’s never too late to start. Even moderate physical activity, such as walking or raking leaves, can help prevent or delay age-associated conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Excuse: I’m too tired to exercise.
— Realize that exercising increases energy. You may be tired because you’re not exercising, or not getting enough sleep. Go to bed earlier.
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