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Favorite Excuse for Not Working Out: I'll Hurt Myself

Favorite Excuse for Not Working Out: I'll Hurt Myself

You want to start exercising harder, but you're worried about getting hurt, and being out of commission is not something you're willing to do. If you're excuse for not adding some exercise into your life is, "I'll hurt myself," then take a look at these great tips from the Mayo Clinic.

  • Take it slow. Start with a simple walking program. As you become more confident in your abilities, add new activities to your routine.
  • Try an exercise class for beginners. You'll learn the basics by starting from scratch.
  • Consider working one-on-one with a personal trainer. Get a customized fitness tutorial from a certified expert, who can monitor your movements and point you in the right direction.

Fit's Tip: If you're worried about reinjuring a recently healed injury, be sure to talk to your doctor and/or physical therapist to learn which exercise you should stay away from. Chances are there are still many exercises you can do that will not risk injury.

If this is not your excuse for not working out, then check out all my favorite excuses to see where you fit in.


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behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
You didn't mention my favorite excuse! My gym is kinda far from my house and I don't have a car so I have to cycle there every time. This excuse works particularly well when it's raining. :(
WorldTrekker WorldTrekker 9 years
I really like this series of postings. My two favorite excuses are - I hate being sore and I travel extensively for work during certain times of the year. Because I'm sick of both reasons - I just signed up for personal training sessions.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
Urgh, I have a friend who never does a good amount of cardio because she's scared of her knees, that they might get damaged since she played elementary school! She's gonna be 25 now!! I keep telling her to get over it and just work out normal since that was such a long time ago and she's had no problems since.
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