I hear this all the time from people. This is a tough obstacle to overcome for so many. There are those who can’t wait to get to the gym to lift weights or go out for that run/ride. They may not truly understand the health benefits they are getting for exercise, or maybe they do. Either way, they are fortunate because it is usually not a struggle to just get started.
I try to help people understand a couple of things about exercise. First is that you don’t have to spend hours in the gym to reap the health benefits. Sure, there are those that love doing that but if you simply spend 30 minutes of dedicated exercise you can accomplish a lot. Second, it doesn’t matter if you like to do it or not, we all have to exercise to be healthy. Yes, there is always that individual who never exercises a day in his/her life, eats what they want, never gains a pound and has great blood pressure and so forth. We all dislike that person. This is called the exception to the rule! Its like saying, “I know someone who smoked 2 packs a day and lived to 100, therefore smoking is not bad for you.” Get the point?
We all have to do it. Find something you dislike the least and start there. There are so many ways to exercise so if you need some help let me know.
Until next time…