Now let’s be honest – everyone knows that doing some exercise is healthy and positive and doing no exercise is unhealthy.
So there is little point it encouraging people who do not exercise to start – it’s like smoking, everyone knows that it raises your chances of cancer but some people still do; it’s not a lack of knowledge that stops them.
If you exercise it is already something you believe in and you probably know where to get all the information you need to and you don’t need to read this.
If you do not exercise it is not because you are unaware of the fact that exercising is good for you. But just because we know something is good for us does not make it an easy or attractive option. This is something that the pro-exercisers sometimes forget and they go and on and in the end annoy those people who don’t exercise.
There are a number of reasons why people don’t exercise some of them are:
- It’s too boring or too time consuming
- they hate gyms and there is no exercise they like
- it hurts and makes you sweat
- it’s hard to stay motivated
- they feel stupid/fat/unfit
Well as someone who exercises regularly I would say “You are right. Sometimes exercising is boring and takes up too much time – I have a love/hate relationship with my gym – it always hurts and I sweat profusely- I usually feel unfit and I struggle to stay motivated. So I cannot disagree with any of these reasons”. But please don’t give up on the idea of exercise. Here are some other ways to think about it and simple and effective things to start doing.