Even with the hype of the Olympic Games, you may not believe you are ready for a change in physical activity right now. Maybe you've tried getting fit in the past and had no success. This is a good time to consider the pros, and the cons, of becoming more active.
Sometimes it helps to look at some things you might like to experience. Maybe you would like to
It also helps to discover what prevents you from adding physical activity to your life. Which of these barriers are holding you back?
Now that you've identified the pros and cons of exercise, where do you stand. Which benefits are you most excited about? Which barriers do you feel strongest about? Often when you see what items are most important, you will begin to shift your views about physical activity and decide that finding easy ways to add physical activity into your life is eactly what you want to do.
Do you see those barriers as something you want to explore, or are you satisfied in remaining inactive? If you have no desire to learn more about physical activity or you get upset when people mention it to you, you're not ready to consider easy ways to have more energy throughout the day. However, if you are open to learning more, you will find that working with the barriers you identified will help release you from your defenses.
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Source: Centers for Disease Control