National Academy of Sports Medicine answered:Probably, the most common excuses are: 1 I don’t have time to exercise, 2, I’m too tired to exercise, 3, I don’t know what to do to exercise, 4, I hate to exercise, and 5, I don’t have the money to exercise. In this hectic modern world finding the time to exercise and can be difficult and at first the energy level might be low, but regular exercise will increase your energy levels and speed up your metabolism. Exercise and physical activity do not require any equipment or costs it simply requires that you devote a small amount of time each day to being active. Health experts recommend that you engage in a minimum of 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity to maintain your health. If you do not enjoy formal exercise find things you do enjoy like hiking, walking with friends and family, or find a hobby that requires physical activity. While excuses are tempting, in the end being healthy is a greater reward than any excuse.
Probably, the most common excuses are: 1 I don’t have time to exercise, 2, I’m too tired to exercise, 3, I don’t know what to do to exercise, 4, I hate to exercise, and 5, I don’t have the money to exercise. In this hectic... More
Jeremiah Forster answered:
The above are great answers on what are the 5 top excuses but the next question is how do we change things, how do we get past excuses.
This falls in our beliefs. What do we believe about ourselves, what do we believe about these excuses. Remember that our actions are thoughts first and those thoughts and things that we act on. So, the key is to change our beliefs so we start believing positive things and then act on those positive thoughts and dismiss negative thoughts. You cannot avoid negative thoughts but you do have the power to dismiss them.
So things such as not having time, not liking exercise or not having enough money are all excuses, point blank. The answer lies much deeper.
Do you see yourself in shape? No?
Well then do you truly want to change your life and get in better shape? If you truly do and you truly are ready and you believe that you can then nothing will stand in your way. All of those excuses will never hold up against someone who wants to change their life and someone who believes in themselves. The first step in rebuking excuses is to set your mind and be willing to really want it and then believe you can. If that happens then the excuses get eliminated.
GET YOURSELF READY MENTALLY AND BELIEVE IN TRUTHThe above are great answers on what are the 5 top excuses but the next question is how do we change things, how do we get past excuses. This falls in our beliefs. What do we believe about ourselves, what do we believe about these excuses.... More
Dr. Robin Miller answered:The top five excuses for not exercising I hear almost on a daily basis are:
• I have no time for exercise.
• I am too tired to exercise.
• I can’t afford to exercise.
• Exercise makes me hurt.
• I hate to exercise.
You could probably switch out some other excuses such as, something more important always comes up or I get bored.
The truth is that regardless of how busy you are you can usually find a half hour at some point during the day where you can walk around the block. Exercise is energizing and is a perfect anecdote for fatigue. It does not need to be expensive. All you need is good shoes and you can walk anywhere.
If certain exercises make you hurt, find different ones. If you have foot pain, bicycling may be a good exercise for you. If you have fibromyalgia, swimming can be therapeutic. It is possible to find something you like. You might hate regular exercise, so find something like dancing. There is something for everyone you just have to find it.
The top five excuses for not exercising I hear almost on a daily basis are:• I have no time for exercise.• I am too tired to exercise.• I can’t afford to... More
Boston Women's Health Book Collective answered:
The top five excuses for not exercising are:
I don't have time.
Once you decide to proceed with an exercise program, you will need to find time. Make it a priority and schedule it as you would schedule a meeting or an appointment. Start by finding at least two times during the week when you can set aside 30 minutes, perhaps during a lunch break or before or after work or when the rest of your family is busy watching a favorite television show. Work up to a goal of exercising or being physically active for 30 minutes most days of the week.
I am too tired.
That's probably true, but here's one of those places where a leap of faith is necessary. If you start exercising, you will likely to have more energy and sleep better. Try to plan exercise at a time during the day when you're not usually tired. At the beginning, you may have to force yourself to get up and do it, but eventually, you may look forward to it. Keep focusing on reasons you're doing this.
I am too unhealthy or overweight or disabled to exercise.
Physical activity is necessary for everyone. It is not only encouraged but often prescribed as part of treatment for conditions such as diabetes, a heart disease, arthritis, obesity, and osteopenia. If you have knee or hip problems, lower-impact activities such as biking, swimming, and yoga may be more comfortable than walking or jogging. If you have physical limitations, some exercises can be done in a chair, in water, or even while lying in bed. Appropriate exercise often increases mobility, stamina, and emotional well-being.
I get bored exercising.
Boredom could mean that you haven't found the right activity yet. Or boredom could be a good sign. It may indicate that you've mastered the level and it's time to move on. Change some of the exercises, add new ones, or mix up your routine somehow. Once you get stronger, new activities are easier and more fun to do.
I don't have enough money to exercise.
It's not necessary to join a fancy health club or buy huge pieces of equipment. Walking is free. It is often possible to buy inexpensive weights in discount stores or secondhand weights in classified ads. You can make your own weights by filling small, plastic soda bottles with sand or water. Short exercise routines at home don't take much space or equipment. To get your body moving, you can just turn onThe top five excuses for not exercising are: I don't have time. Once you decide to proceed with an exercise program, you will need to find time. Make it a priority and schedule it as you would schedule a meeting or an appointment. Start by finding... More
Intermountain Healthcare answered:The following are common excuses to avoid exercise:
"I don't have time."
No one does. You have to make time. Schedule activity into your daily routine -- and make sure that it's the last thing to drop off your schedule when you get busy, not the first thing.
Bring a friend along. Get a portable music player. Switch activities, routes, locations, or times for exercise. Get creative and keep moving.
"I'm too tired."
Once you get into a routine, you'll find that exercise actually gives you more energy. It helps you sleep better too!
"I'm too fat to exercise."
No one is too fat (or old, or clumsy) for physical activity. After all, our bodies are made to move -- and regular activity helps you lose excess weight so you can move more easily. Think of it as a 2-way street. Being active helps you lose weight, and weight loss helps you be more active. The key is to find activities appropriate for you at your current weight -- it doesn't have to be running or cycling.
"I can't stay motivated."
Nothing motivates like success. Set small, realistic goals for yourself. For example, start with 10-minute walks every day this week, 15-minute walks the next, and so on, until you reach your long-term goal. And be sure to celebrate each milestone!The following are common excuses to avoid exercise: "I don't have time." No one does. You have to make time. Schedule activity into your daily routine -- and make sure that it's the last thing to drop off your schedule when you get busy, not... More