Life gets busy, right? There’s no time to work out, there’s no time to be active.
You have to pick up Jimmy from soccer practice, then drop Susie off at ballet, make it home in time for dinner, and the list goes on. You might be asking yourself, “Is staying active and healthy that important?” The answer is YES!
However, I do understand that finding the time, energy and motivation to work out can be half of the work out itself. But I also understand that we are putting ourselves in danger when we go days and months without keeping a check on our health.
Let’s take a look at some of the facts:
- Someone has a stroke in the United States every 40 seconds (strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability)
- 1 out of every 4 high school students drinks soda every day
- Nearly 33% of adults in the US are obese
- In the US, 76.4 million people over the age of 20 have high blood pressure
How many excuses will we make to put off physical activity before we become one of these statistics? I don’t know about you, but I seem to come up with a new excuse every week to not work out, and I actually enjoy it exercising!
Have you told yourself any of these top 5 excuses for not exercising lately?
- I don’t have time.
- I’m tired.
- It’s going to hurt.
- Exercise is boring.
- I hate my gym.
Let’s be real. All of us can relate to these at one time in our lives or another. Nevertheless, we can’t let our excuses influence our actions. Bill Rechin once said, “excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” I’m certain I can say for most of us that no one wants to build a house of failure.
No more excuses. It’s time to start building our bodies right, it’s never too late. This week, take 7 days and try to exercise for a total of 150 minutes. Set a goal, get a team of friends, and start getting fit!