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Overcome Exercise Excuses

Sometimes getting out of a comfy seat and into a saddle isn't that easy.

Overcome Exercise Excuses
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Often the first things to pop into your mind right after thinking about exercices are the excuses you can kid yourself into believing are valid reasons for NOT exercising.

Here are the top three, and how to work your way past them.

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“I’m too busy to work out”
“I’m too busy to work out”
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Angela Marshall, a life and weight-loss coach, says this excuse is easy to overcome.

You just have to examine it from anew perspective.

“If someone offered you $100,000 to commit to exercise, would you do it?” she asks.

“If you said yes, then you can fit it in – you’ve just chosen not to.”

It’s also worth noting that you don’t have to complete hour-long workout sessions each day to reap healthy benefits.

Ten-minute bursts of walking, stair climbing or squats performed several times a week can help you sleep more soundly and feel better.



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