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No more excuses -- get into fitness!

Naperville Sun:

Fitness: Common exercise excuses debunked
By Cindy Eggemeyer | Submitted
Aug. 20, 2014

Want a more active life? Yes, but …

We all find reasons to put off some of the things we should be doing. I’m good at pushing just about anything to the top of my “to do” list before I tackle cleaning out the garage. When I finally get the job done and can enjoy the results, I wonder why I let excuses get in the way of having a more functional space.

Similarly, if you’re like a lot of people, all that stands between you and greater fitness is an excuse or two. Let’s look at some of the more popular “yes, buts.”

Have you ever peeked into an exercise class and been unable to picture yourself joining in? Maybe you said to yourself, “That looks hard, I’d be afraid to try.”

You might be selling yourself short.

“Just about any exercise can be modified to the individual’s fitness level,” according to Paula McBride, group exercise instructor at Edward Health & Fitness Centers. “Avoid comparing yourself with other members of the group. You bring to class whatever you have on that day, then you do your best. You can benefit and improve with practice if you believe in yourself.”

Read the full story and get started with 5 exercises you can do in 12 minutes.


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