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How can I succeed in my exercise program?

There are many barriers to a successful exercise program, but they are nearly always beatable. One of the most common barriers is a lack of time. To cross this barrier, block out a regular amount of time during the day instead of exercising when time allows it. Another common barrier is consistency. Don’t get discouraged when you don’t see the pounds melting off right away. Don't give up. It is better to be “fat and fit” than “fat and unfit.” In fact, there is scientific proof that being “fat and fit” is healthier than “thin and unfit.” In other words, the chubby jogger is healthier than the skinny couch potato.

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