Most common excuse for not exercising?
Everyone everywhere no matter the age group has struggled with making time for a short workout at least at some point in there life. What do you think the most common response to that question is? Survey says: “No time.” But examine that excuse at close range and you’ll see it’s usually about something deeper, says Lavinia Rodriguez, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management (iUniverse, 2008). “Typically, it’s lack of motivation, lack of enjoyment, negative associations, fear or maybe low self-esteem,” she says.
Busy as we may be, we have less trouble finding time for television, social networking or even dull household tasks, Rodriguez observes, because there simply aren’t the same steep psychological barriers to those activities.
“Most people are in denial about their health,” says fitness-industry icon Richard Simmons. “We all have reasons for not exercising, but it all comes down to time management and fear. Fear you’ll get hurt. Fear of embarrassment. Fear of failure.”
But what we’d be better off being afraid of, he says, is what will happen if we don’t exercise. How will a sedentary lifestyle be affecting you next year? In five or 10 years? Even exercising in short bursts of 1 hour 3 days per week, or 30 minutes a day greatly decrease the chances of major illnesses, and secondarily even shorter bursts of 10 minutes a few times per day do show benefits also. Even a bike ride or long walk, or shoveling snow is good for your brain heart, lungs circulation, detoxification while still burning extra calories. every little bit helps and it adds up to great benefits! So enjoy life and ditch the remote control - invite friends out for a walk, tobogganing, or try taking a dance class package of any type such as Suzon Ann's Belly Dancing classes or co-ed Latin dancing- You can meet new people and learn an attractive skill while burning calories and increase feeling good. For proper exercise and motivational training or questions, contact Zen Yahweh Fitness 250-263-2156
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