Excuse me for starting out on this topic which is close to every one of us. What a lovely word excuse is, just like sorry.
Excuses for not exercising
Have to take care of family
Can't afford it
Can't get up early, I sleep late
Everybody in the family uses the treadmill when I want it
Does anybody know how much work I'm doing, and you want me to exercise?
I don't want to develop muscles
I've done it many times and it hasn't helped one bit
At my age, I can't start now.
It's so boring
Your own unique excuse!
Should there be excuses for over exercising? I'm not too sure. May be they want the 6 or 8 packs and / or the size 0!
There may be a few fitness enthusiasts who may exercise too much. Even if they have their own reasons, they should watch out for injuries and for overdoing on the food and exercise front.
So, what's your excuse today?
The author is Dean, Academy of Fitness Management, Chennai
William Edward Staub was an American mechanical engineer who invented and developed the first consumer treadmill for home use, the PaceMaster 600, during the late 1960s. Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, who helped to popularize Staub's invention, has described Staub as "a pioneer in exercise — not for the athlete, but for the masses.“
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