Excuses for not exercising: How many are you guilty of?

Excuses for not exercising: How many are you guilty of?

PNB MetLife 04-03-2016 03:29:18 PM
Excuses for not exercising: How many are you guilty of?

It’s that time, yet again, the beginning of a year where you make resolutions. Of overcoming our laziness and exercising. But all too soon, the resolutions lose their urgency. ‘I’ll start from tomorrow’, ‘I’m too busy today’ or ‘I just don’t feel like it today.’

We’re all guilty of saying and doing these. The simple purpose of excuses is to relieve some of the associated with not exercising. However, with time these excuses start to add up and disempower us. Let’s take a look at five of the most common excuses people give for not exercising. Read More

  1. TOO BUSY TODAY, I’LL START FROM TOMORROW
    Tomorrow is a mystical land where most of the human productivity and motivation is stored. Experts suggest that exercise is as important as any other work in your daily life. Making a habit does seem like a daunting task at first, but once you make exercise a habit, you’ll thank yourself afterwards.
  2. I’M TOO FAT TO EXERCISE
    Like in the case with age, extra kilos are many a times an excuse for not working out. Starting gradually with activities like walking, swimming, cycling, etc., make for a great start. Further, exercising is not a free pass to overeat. 
  3. EXERCISE IS BORING
    The best way to overcome this excuse is to find an activity that you are interested in. If you don’t like running, you can either bike, dance or kickbox. Once you find a way of exercise interesting, ensure that you stick to it and follow religiously. 
  4. EXERCISE OR NO EXERCISE? NO BIG DEAL!
    Contrary to what people like to believe, exercising is a big deal. Sticking to an exercise regime is a difficult task and takes a lot of time, willpower and discipline. When you’re committed to exercising regularly, you’re committing towards a healthier lifestyle. 
  5. I HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE. WHY EXERCISE NOW?
    Health insurance covers all the essential health benefits that are critical to maintaining your health, treating illnesses and accidents. But that doesn’t mean you stop exercising and taking care of your well-being. No one plans to fall sick or get hurt, but physical activity should not be avoided.