5 exercise excuses and how to beat them (1/6)

Not exercising? These simple strategies might give you the push you need

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Get pumped about getting fit

Does the thought of exercising prompt an obstacle course of excuses to pop into your head? If your mind is sabo­taging your fitness regimen, it’s time to dump all the reasons why you can’t exercise and embrace the reasons why you can. (And as someone once said, if “no time” is your excuse, beware: You’ll end up with plenty of time to be sick.)

Here’s expert advice to elim­in­ate five common excuses for avoiding physical activity.

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