We have heard every excuse under the sun for people not exercising, believe us, some of them are hilarious, but the one we hear the most is this one:
“I DON’T HAVE TIME TO EXERCISE”
We’re here to let you know, yes you do.
Helping people achieve their fitness goals is OUR goal, so we have written this blog for you to realise, yes, you CAN fit exercise into your day. All it takes is a little shift in your mindset.
We’ve all seen inspirational memes on Instagram telling us:
“If you want it bad enough, you’ll find the time.”
And it’s true.
When you want to effect change, you’ll make it happen. And we are here to help you.
But first, read some of the common time-related excuses we’ve heard used to avoid exercise, and how we suggest you can conquer them:
I’m too busy with the kids.
This excuse is one we hear the most from mums. The good news is, getting up 40 mins earlier gives you time to fit in a 30 min workout. If your child is still napping, grab some hand weights and head into the garden for some functional strength exercises.
Or, take the kids to the park and do sprints, bounds and core exercises when they are playing. Start small. Hiring a personal trainer or attending group fitness sessions are a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on getting to the gym. Think of it like this: it’s an appointment, just like going to the doctor, so don’t miss it.
My full-time work schedule leaves me exhausted
Research has proven healthy employees are more productive, less likely to be sick, and less likely to incur health-related expenses for their employers. Ask your boss if there is a gym in the building you can use, or try getting up a little earlier each morning to fit in a pre-work session. You will feel the benefits in no time.
I can’t fit a two-hour exercise routine into my day.
Most people can’t! Endurance athletes who are passionate about their sport may well try to get two-hour sessions in each day, but for most people, aim for between 30-60 minutes a day. That can be a combination of functional strength and cardio. Move Health and Fitness can help you create the perfect training program for you.
It’s time to make a decision. Do you want to be healthier?
If the answer is yes, then contact us today. We can help you achieve your fitness goals, at a time suited to you.