Share Your Workout Dodges—and How You Beat them

Too busy? Too old? Too bored? Try again—there are very few valid reasons for avoiding exercise.

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We all have a favorite excuse for not exercising—mine is the "imminent rainstorm" that never actually arrives but serves as a reason for skipping a run. But most excuses are bogus; researchers say almost everyone should be exercising. So if you can read this, you can probably work out to some degree. Here's a slideshow of the 10 most popular reasons for not sticking to a routine and how you can overcome them. When you're done looking, tell us your own favorite excuse in the comments section below. (And then consider starting our 10-week workout routine.)