We usually have a good “reason”…or excuse for why we don’t exercise.
We all have good intentions to exercise and be active, and we all know that exercise is good for us physically and mentally. Here are some excuse busters to help you along:
“I’m too tired.”
Funny thing, the more you exercise, the more energy you will have. Research has proven it. Commit to just ten minutes a day, every day and notice the difference in your energy levels with this one step.
“I’m too busy.”
Consider that most of us work 50 hours a week and sleep 8 hours, that still leaves 62 more hours for…social media where you will post all kinds of motivated pictures and quotes about working out? Or, television where you watch people who make time to be fit?
Chunk your day into half hour increments and find time. “This simple habit has helped me not only find time to work out, it has helped me create more quality time with my family,” said Dr. Sara Mahalko, certified pediatric chiropractor. “It helps me find a balance between the work that I love and the family and friends I love.” Maybe 30 minutes at a lunch hour for some light weights, or a quick walk will work for you as a good start. This easy paced exercise means not having to worry about re-showering to mop up sweat. First thing in the morning is usually best because you are less likely to make another excuse like….
“Exercise makes me eat more.”
Another paradox, the more you exercise, the more likely you will eat less. Sound crazy? It’s reality. Research shows that even moderate exercise can shift your hormone levels to suppress your appetite. Plus, when you work out, you become more aware of what you eat because you want to avoid making your workout null and void! Be sure to eat a healthy snack of protein, carbs (from vegetables preferably) and healthy fats right after your workout.
“I have health problems.”
If you have a health issue, that is all the more reason you would want to do some form of activity. The health benefits of being active are incredible and in today’s society there are tons of options. Find one.
“I’m too old.”
Have you seen the pictures of the grandma water skiing? Or the child with no legs running on prosthetics? Google it. Post the pictures for motivation. The pictures and stories behind them are nothing short of amazing. Age is no reason not to enjoy what your body can do to stay active.
To help in your fitness goals, enlist nutraceuticals like a quality fish oil to keep your body machinery well oiled. Fish oil improves blood flow to the muscles. Also, be sure that you have a properly working nervous system through supportive chiropractic adjustments. If your nervous system is not functioning properly, your efforts could be futile. Finally, supplements with L-carnitine like Aceva’s Meta-Trim help with post work-out recovery as well as weight loss.