Monday, 26 March 2012

Top 5 Fitness Excuses

Everyone has a day when they just cannot be bothered, have the time or the energy to fit their workout routine into their day. But what happens when these excuses just keep on cropping up? Quite often you'll find that you've got yourself into a rut. One of the best ways to get out of that rut is to look at your priorities and see where your health sits on that list. Let's see if any of these 5 excuses ring a bell, if so here are some tips on how to beat them.

  • There's just not enough time

    Make yourself number one in your life and schedule in your workout, it doesn't have to be a grueling 5 mile run it can be as simple as a 15 minute HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout using your body weight as resistance which can be done at home. Or get someone to babysit your kids for an hour whilst you do your favorite workout, or get your kids involved and teach them healthy habits.

  • I can't get to the gym

    You could walk or jog outside, use your body weight as resistance, invest in some exercise equipment and hey-presto you have your own gym at home.

    I'd feel embarrassed to workout in front of people

      Again you can workout at home, or, if you do go to the gym people are so engrossed in their own workout they will not notice you. No one is going to judge you for improving your health so get out there and get some exercise.

      I have a health condition

        Most health conditions can be improved with some form of exercise but of course be sure to check with your health care provider first. Something as simple as walking during your lunch break can have such a positive improvement on you health and well-being - give it a go for a few weeks and see how you feel.

        I'm too tired

          Believe it or not but expending energy through exercise will actually give you more energy in the long run. Exercise helps to boost your circulatory system and your body will become more efficient at getting oxygen to your brain and muscles.

          I hope that's given you some food for thought if you've been a little lax on the exercise front. By avoiding exercise you are not taking care of yourself as much as you could be, and you never know you might end up losing those extra pounds or finding an activity that you love.

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