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Breaking the exercise excuse habit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says a combination of muscle-strengthening exercises and aerobic is ideal. But sometimes it’s easier said than done and we find excuses, or barriers, to regular exercise.
(CNN/WSYR-TV) -- Regular physical activity can lower your risk of so many things, like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and depression.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says a combination of muscle-strengthening exercises and aerobic is ideal. But sometimes it’s easier said than done and we find excuses, or barriers, to regular exercise.

Jennifer White, mother of four, works out five days a week, now that each of her children are in school, but nine years ago, that certainly wasn’t the case.

“I didn’t have energy to keep up with my kids,” White said.

She learned that regular physical activity actually energized her. Now, White treats her workouts like any other appointment. But she says it used to be easy to find an excuse not to break a sweat.

Sound familiar? Exercising in the morning is a great option. It gets it out of the way early and you’re done for the day.

What about blaming it on Mother Nature? It’s too hot outside or sometimes too cold outside, or it’s raining out. You don’t have to go anywhere, you can use an exercise DVD, you can get your dumbbells or a resistance ball to use at home.

And some may want to consider the ol’ standby, I just don’t have time. Try to schedule your workout in your phone or in your planner. It’s just as important as a doctor’s appointment.

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