Why There’s No Excuse Not To Exercise

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For many of us keeping fit and healthy can seem like more of a chore than a pass time, but you’d be surprised just how easy it is to keep your body in tip top shape. Even simple tasks such as walking up stairs or lifting something weighty can count towards your end goal. Here we take a closer look at just a few of the main reasons why exercise is a must, no matter who you are…

You Probably Know A Guy

It’s likely that you happen to know one or two people who already have a steady exercise routine. It’s always worth having a go at working out with a friend as not only is it quite fun but they can help to motivate you further and push you that extra inch. You might also have a buddy who happens to work in the fitness sector, be it a personal trainer or otherwise. They can give you more educated guidance as to what you should be doing, and what your limits are. If you find yourself liking their teaching methods you could always sign up for their services officially.

Free Trials & Other Offers

Most if not all gyms and fitness centres have various deals and discounts to offer newbies, from half price services to free taster sessions. You should certainly get on that bandwagon as it gives you the opportunity to break yourself in and figure out if it’s right for you. They have all the equipment you could ever wish to use available, and there is always one or two helpers nearby if you find yourself a bit stumped as to what to do. Fitness centres also have vast opening hours as they know people tend to have busy lives. Check your local gyms to see that they can offer you.

Just Keep Fit At Home

As effective as gyms are at fighting the flab, you can do just as good a job in your own front room. Home fitness is the most convenient and cost effective ways to stay in shape, and doesn’t require any fancy gadgets or machines. You can find a whole bunch of simple exercises online to get you started, and just 15 minutes of exercise a day can make a huge difference to your stamina. Large open spaces are more desirable but you can still bust a few moves in a smaller space. As long as you remember to warm up and cool down then you’re golden.


Fitness doesn’t have to be the burden you think it is, and can actually dramatically improve your health and mood. Who wouldn’t want an extra spring in their step? For more information about keeping fit, and to see what you can do with what you have, have a look around the web or consult a professional.


Amber Waddy is an editor and content writer for Absolute Articles, an up and coming article directory. She has written about a diverse range of topics in the past, including posts for the health and fitness sector. She also does work for a handful of small scale businesses, such as Slimmer Fitter Stronger. She regularly learns new things and always looks forward to writing new articles.

About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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