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5 Challenges that Prevent Exercise & How to Overcome Them @HabitsGuy
We all have challenges that hold us back from exercising.
The trick is to take time to identify your specific challenge and think of ways to overcome it.
Let’s cover five of the most common and suggest a few possible solutions.
Challenge 1 Not Enough Time
You barely have enough time for the important things, so exercise often seems like “something else” you have to do.
The Solution! Start small. If you’re not exercising at all, make the decision to get extra movement throughout the day.
The Solution! If you do activities that don’t require special clothing or cause you to sweat, you may not have to change your clothes or shower.
Challenge 2 No Support from Family
It’s hard to do something alone— especially when those around you don’t understand why you do it.
The Solution! If your family doesn’t support you, get help elsewhere. Join online forums or Facebook or LinkedIn groups devoted to exercise.
The Solution! If your budget permits, you can hire a personal trainer who will hold you accountable and keep you motivated.
Challenge 3 Extreme Weather Conditions
Where you live sometimes makes a big difference when it comes to exercising consistently.
The Solution! Joining a climate-controlled gym is a great option if you are worried about the weather.
The Solution! If finances are a concern, finding exercises to do inside your home using basic equipment or exercise DVDs may work for you.
Challenge 4 Physical Limitations
Not everyone is in top shape. This may be especially true if you haven’t exercised lately or are overweight or have some type of injury or handicap.
The Solution! Acknowledge your limitations and find a way to work around them.
The Solution! 1. Talk to a doctor about your issue and see what he suggests as a good form of exercise. 2. Ease into this new habit. 3. If you have injuries, find exercises that won’t exacerbate them.
Challenge 5 That Oh-SoAwkward Feeling
Joining a gym may be an uncomfortable experience. Some may feel self-conscious while exercising.
The Solution! If you’re female and feel uncomfortable going to a gym where men are present, try joining a women’s-only gym.
The Solution! Or join one with a mixed group of members who are simply there to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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