You’ve probably heard the numbers and read the research with all the compelling reasons why people should exercise Everyone knows the statistics and has access to the information, so why don’t people do it? Here are some of the reasons people give for not excising and why these choices may not be good enough.
1) “It costs too much.”
Remember what you did as a kid, rode your bike down the street, played tag and went to the park. All that is free! Exercise is literally the most inexpensive investment you can make, especially if you’re not a gym person.
2) “I have no time.”
This is a big one! It really all comes down to making it happen. I always say, “Take care of yourself, so you can take care of each other.” You need to invest energy in to your own wellness, in order to have energy for the people you love.
3) “I don’t enjoy it.”
If exercise is no fun, then why do it? If exercise feels more like work, I encourage people to find an activity THEY love to do. It could be playing tennis, riding your bike, yoga, tai-chi or swimming. It could be none of the above. Do it because YOU love it.
4) “I have a chronic disease.”
The myth is, that exercise will exacerbate a medical issue. It will only make your issue worse if exercise is prescribed improperly. If you’ve followed my articles, you know it to be untrue. Exercise cannot cure a disease, but it can help you manage it better.
It really all comes down to making the choice. If you’d rather be well, then be well. My point is to encourage you to try. Do it when you’re ready.
For those of you still sitting and wondering why you should. Have a look in the mirror. That is your answer.