Ditch The Exercise Excuses and Find More Time For Fitness

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Your 9 Best Exercise Excuses: Busted — Mayo Clinic
  1. Skip The Gym Entirely
  2. Lose The All Or Nothing Mindset
  3. Audit Your Time
  4. Increase Your NEAT
  5. “Sweat-Work” Or Socialize On The Move

1. Skip The Gym Entirely

Hear me out. If you are finding it nearly impossible to get to the gym in the morning or after work, you’re not alone. Research shows that you may be able to get away with sneaking in workouts right in your own home.

2. Lose The All Or Nothing Mindset

A lot of times we feel that either we have to get in a full hour of exercise, or it isn’t worth it at all. This limiting belief is completely false and does more harm than good, creating exercise excuses that stop you from making progress at all. Countless research studies have shown that HIIT (high-intensity interval training), where people alternate short bursts of intense activity with fixed periods of less-intense activity/rest, can possibly be even more effective than moderate exercise.

3. Audit Your Time

If you truly believe that you can’t find the time, then one exercise that you may benefit from is taking a 24-hour audit. So many times we believe that we are truly busy. But, in reality we really aren’t being efficient with all of the time that we have access to.

4. Increase Your NEAT

You Need To Be Burning More Calories Than You Take In. (Image Credit: Unsplash)
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5. “Sweat-Work” Or Socialize On The Move

When you can’t find a moment in your busy schedule, maybe you need to switch up the way that you currently meet and connect with others. In the business world, many people are taking meetings on-the-go or “sweat-working,” where instead of meeting other like-minded professionals/people out at happy hour, they are taking workout classes and maybe sticking around for a small bite afterward.

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