The most frequently used reasons for not exercising are:
1. There’s not enough time.
2. I don’t have enough energy.
3. I’m not motivated.
4. It’s too expensive.
5. I’m sick or injured.
What are your reasons for not exercising?
Which of your reasons are valid and which are just excuses?
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