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3 More Reasons to Exercise: Strategies to Make It Easier

Exercising can be a chore. Here are the unexpected reasons that convinced me to do it anyway.

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Lord knows that exercising can be tedious. I’m the first to admit that I have to really force myself to get out there and be physical, and even then I can’t convince myself half the time. So the fact that the Centers for Disease Control recently reported that only 20.3 percent of American adults consistently exercise didn’t surprise me.

3 More Reasons to Exercise: Strategies to Make It Easier

While it’s no secret that the the physical benefits of exercise are vast–from muscle strength, to heart health–there are additional, less obvious benefits you may not know about. These are the reasons I tell myself to get my butt moving. Are they enough to convince you?

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A writer, artist and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary spends most of her time in France, but still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC and has traveled extensively around the world, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 7 Comments

  1. Joanne Samonte

    I would say that I’m lazy to exercise because I tend to do nothing during my free time… LOL

    I often opt to sleep and sleep and sleep whenever I don’t have work..

  2. More often than not, we tend to associate exercise with “losing weight” or “having that thin model figure.” It’s really great that this article gave us different, wonderful reasons to exercise ­čÖé

  3. Courtney Watson

    I love the fact that this article explained and discussed “exercise” as a way to achieve other things — beside losing weight. My personal opinion is that if weight lost (or being healthy) is the primary motivator for exercising, then the higher chances of not being able to exercise!

  4. Courtney Watson

    Oh yeah, it’s hard to be faithful to exercise, simply because most of the time we tend to be lazy.

    For me, more happiness is a great motivator. Exercise, exercise and more exercise!!!

  5. Bolstered energy is a great motivator…it can be pretty hard to talk myself out of bed when the snooze button is all too available, but the promise of more energy and happiness usually does it.

  6. Jen Spillane

    It's definitely helpful to have other incentives besides overall health and appearance to motivate you to work out. It's too easy for me to rationalize my way out of it if I'm only thinking about those two things. These benefits are much more motivating.

  7. Sara E Liz

    Half the struggle with exercising is sticking with it. Although running seems like a drag, the more you do it the easier it becomes. Not to mention the endorphins are awesome!

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