What’s Keeping You From Regular Exercise?

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. Edward Stanley, author

“I don’t have time, I get enough exercise using the stairs, my health is fine so I don’t need to exercise.” I’ve heard all the excuses and used a few myself from time to time. And yet…statistics and our intuition tells us how important exercise is to our health and well-being. I’m talking about dedicated exercise….biking, walking, swimming, weights, yoga, palates….a combination of strength training and aerobic exercise.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, only one in three children are physically active every day and less than five percent of adults participate in thirty minutes of physical activity each day. Only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week. Sharing this phenomena with others should not be comforting. Of course, early death or disability can take anyone but I’d just as soon hedge my bets and find time for regular exercise.

Affirmation: I exercise regularly.

Coaching questions: What’s keeping you from regular exercise? What’s one thing you will do this week to move towards a regular exercise program?

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4 thoughts on “What’s Keeping You From Regular Exercise?

  1. Opps caught me. And I even can go to Life Time Fitness for free through my insurance. Perhaps you can be my conscience and help to motivate me. However, my first excuse is that I’m leaving for a small vacation on Monday. So I will need that nudge upon my return. Thanks.

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      1. I used to do swim aerobics 2-3 times a week until Glen broke his leg and couldn’t be left alone any more. And you know how hard it is to get into some habits such as exercises and so easy to break that particular habit. Unlike habits that are not so good for you. Those are not so easy to break.

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