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What are the barriers to exercise and the solutions for them?

There are many common perceived barriers to exercise that show up again and again. Lack of time can be accomplished by getting up a little earlier or cutting into TV time at night. Lack of day care can be accomplished by bringing your kids with you to exercise and making it a family outing. Lack of energy will be solved by working out regularly; exercise has been proven to help increase activity levels. Lack of money is often given as an excuse too, but running, stretching, and doing calisthenics requires no money, and if you don’t want to work out alone there are many clubs you can join to work out with. Barriers are only barriers if you allow them to be barriers. If you make fitness a priority the barriers go away.

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