Exercise Excuse: “I’m Too Busy to Work Out”
Late nights at the office, a new baby or tending to ill parents can derail an exercise plan.
Beat the excuse: Angela Marshall, a life and weight-loss coach, says the “no time for exercise” excuse is easy to overcome. You just have to examine it from a new perspective. “If someone offered you $100,000 to commit to exercise, would you do it?” she asks. “If you said yes, then you can fit it in—you’ve just chosen not to.” It’s also worth noting that you don’t have to complete hour-long workout sessions each day to reap healthy benefits. Ten-minute bursts of walking, stair climbing or squats performed several times throughout the week can help you sleep more soundly, think more clearly and feel happier.