There is so much information available about health these days that it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed. Constantly updating news and conflicting reports can make you feel defeated in your quest to get healthy before you even start. That leads to creating excuses as to why you can’t take action to get healthier. Here are seven common excuses, and why you should stop those lies in their tracks!
I’m Too Old To Get In Shape
This is never the case. Never. Whether you’re in your twenties, thirties, or seventies, you can start on a health regimen. There are several examples of people who have started their health and fitness journey later in life and as a result have improved their lives significantly. Even starting with small steps can lead to significant health improvements, and encourage you to constantly improve yourself.
I Can’t Afford To Get Healthy
This is an easy trap to fall into, because it’s not entirely wrong. Gym memberships can be expensive and hard to get out of. On top of that, grocery bills add up quickly when you’re buying fresh food from the grocery store every few days. There are lots of things you can do outside of a gym though, and for free! Exercises like walking, jogging, and body weight workouts can give you a great calorie burn without spending a penny!
There are a number of ways to cut down your grocery bill as well. Buying your fruits and vegetables in season and from local farms can help save money. Buying frozen also gets you the nutrients you need without a high price tag. Plan your meals around sales, and learn to embrace cheaper sources of protein and other nutrients, such as rice and beans.
I Don’t Have Time
When you live a busy lifestyle, it’s easy to convince yourself you don’t have time to cook healthy or exercise. If you plan and manage your time right, you’ll find it surprisingly easy to achieve all your goals! There are several steps you can take to incorporate exercise into your day, from standing at work and taking the stairs, to doing squats and lunges while you brush your teeth. You can also break your workout into shorter sessions; it’s just as efficient!
And when it comes to the kitchen, healthy doesn’t have to equal time-consuming! Taking Sunday nights to prep food for the week, or buying pre-prepared food (including frozen!) will save you tons of time through the week. Plan staple meals that you can throw together quickly with pre-cooked or quick and easy ingredients. Meals like stir fry or tortilla wraps can be put together quickly and can be loaded with protein and veggies.
CanEVA can be very helpful for you in your health and fitness journey. Check in with us later this week for part 2!