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How to avoid workout excuses
We know exercise is good for you, but if you've found excuse after excuse to avoid it, you're not the only one.
Holly Firfer shows us some tips on how to overcome those barriers that keep us from our work-out.
Regular physical activity can lower your risk of so many things, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and depression.
The Centers for Disease Control and prevention says a combination of muscle-strengthening exercises and aerobic is ideal.
But sometimes it is easier said then done and we find excuses, or barriers, to regular exercise.
Jennifer White works out 5 days a week, now that her 4 children are in school. But 9 years ago, that certainly wasn't the case.
"I didn't have energy to keep up with my kids."
She learned that regular physical activity actually energized her. Now, Jennifer treats her workouts like any other appointment.
But this busy mom says it used to be easy to find an excuse not to break a sweat.
Sound familiar? Here are a few ways to change your thinking.
"I'm too tired from work"
Exercising in the morning is a great option for somebody that is gonna get home and be too tired from work, gets it out of the way early and you're done for the day.
What about blaming it on Mother Nature? "It's too hot outside or sometimes too cold outside or it's raining outside."
You don't have to go anywhere, you can use an exercise DVD, you can get dumbbells or a resistance ball to use at home.
And, what some may consider the ol' standby, "I just don't have time."
Try to schedule your workout in your phone or in your planner. It's just as important as a Doctor's appointment.
"I have a lot more energy than I did when I wasn't exercising."
Energy to use with her family.