Reasons for Not Working Out

Most people know they should be making working out a priority, but most people are also really good at making excuses not to work out. I’m no stranger to this, either. I used to be too unmotivated, too busy, too tired/weak/stressed out to work out. I would come up with excuses, and though I’d feel a little guilty for doing so, I’d always tell myself my excuses were good enough to justify my lack of exercise.

Here are some good reasons for not working out :

  • You’ve Got a Fever – When the body’s immune system is battling an infection it doesn’t need to deal with stress form exercise on top of that.
  • You’ve Got a Cold – Moderate intensity workouts are OK when you have a common cold. If you go to a gym when you have a cold, use hand sanitiser and wipe off any surfaces you touch so you don’t contaminate your gym buddies.
  • You’ve Got the Flu – Head to your sofa, not the gym. Skip your workout until you recover. With the flu comes a fever, so heed the rule not to exercise when you have a fever.
  • You Don’t Sleep Last Night and Now You’re Too Tired To Exercise? – Get our of bed and get moving. A morning workout may be just what you need after a restless night to boost your energy level and get your ready for the day.
  • Your Muscles Are Sore? – You can go to the gym, but make it a light intensity workout, such as walking instead of running. It’s also OK to skip your workout and rest, if the soreness is to severe.
  • You Recently Had A Concussion – Do not exercise or participate in any sport until your doctor days it is safe to do so, even if you feel OK. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury, and your brain needs to heal properly.
  • You’re Pregnant – Ask your doctor about a safe exercise program such as yoga, swimming, walking and other low impact and moderate intensity exercises which can be very beneficial during pregnancy.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. AP2 says:

    I would add you’re inebriated to the list 😂. Good advice!

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  2. Ab says:

    Another reason: the gym is closed in the pandemic. Lol. I miss it so much and my body definitely feels it. But I do try to do other lighter exercises at home and the outdoor pool is open now. Working out makes such a difference on my wellbeing especially during these uncertain times!

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  3. edochie99 says:

    Thanks with COVID19, I completely forgot about self caring.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Yes it is very important.


  4. kinge says:

    Very helpful- insightful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Yes these reasons are less talked about.

      Liked by 1 person

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