9 Excuses That Are Keeping You From Being Healthy

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When it comes to being healthy, there’s one major killer that I guarantee is affecting us all, unless you’re a health nut (in which case, kudos to you!). What the health nuts out there have figured out is how to defeat this killer. It’s a little thing called “laziness.”

At the end of a long day, when your couch and Netflix are calling, I bet the last thing you want to do is go for a run, which is exactly why you should. Sounds a bit contradictory, right? Let me explain. It’s easy to fall back and get stuck in front of the TV for hours. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the metabolism of a fifteen-year-old boy.

Luckily, there is an easy fix for all those pesky things that are keeping us from being healthy:

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“I Work Long Days.”

Completely unavoidable, I know. We can’t quit our job for the sake of our hearts (unfortunately). But what we can do is incorporate healthy routines into our working days, especially if you work at an office job. Try to get up once an hour and walk around, even if it means you have to pretend you’re going to the bathroom! Little steps like that will help in the long run.

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“I Don’t Have Time to Make Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast/Second Breakfast/An Afternoon Snack/Midnight Munchies.”

Let’s face it: we all grab a quick bite at a restaurant sometimes because it’s just that much easier. Who wants to worry about scrambling together a lunch in the morning before you head out? In that panicked mindset, you’re just as likely to steal your kid’s lunch instead!

However, eating out generally entails fast food, and even the non-fast food places usually aren’t great for you compared to a home cooked meal. Taking the time the night before to make your lunch ensures a healthier diet, and it’ll probably save you some money too!

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“My 10 Year Old Eats Macaroni All the Time, and He Only Weighs 75 Pounds!”

The thing is, kids are growing. They can eat like ravenous monsters, wreaking terror across the kitchen, and not gain any extra weight. You, on the other hand, can’t. So while it’s tempting to snack on the food your kids chow down on, try to resist.

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