“I’m embarrassed to start working out.”

“I want to lose some weight before I go to the gym.”

“I’m out of shape.”

Everyone has an excuse not to exercise but how about some excuses to exercise.

  1. Keeps your heart healthy: Strengthens your heart muscles and reduces your risk of a heart attack
  2. Helps lose weight and keep it off
  3. Helps prevent back problems and back pain.
  4. Increases self-confidence and self-esteem.
  5. Strengthens bones and helps reduce risk of osteoporosis.
  6. Improves sleep.
  7. Improves immune function which decreases risk for infectious diseases.
  8. Maintains physical and mental functions as you age
  9. Reduces anxiety and depression.

So every time you give yourself an excuse not to exercise, counter your excuse with one of these. Having a bad day? Go exercise to reduce anxiety and depression. Feeling tired? Exercise improves sleep. Worried about health related issues? Talk to your doctor, exercise can help prevent and/or treat a wide variety of common issues.