Are you struggling to get motivated? Are you making excuses to not start exercising? I’m too busy, too tired, i don’t live near a gym etc. You certainly don’t need me to tell you exercise is an important aspect of everyones lifestyle. The benefits are known by all…
- up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
- up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
- up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
- up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
- a 30% lower risk of early death
- up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
- up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
- a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
- up to a 30% lower risk of depression
- up to a 30% lower risk of dementia (source http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/Whybeactive.aspx )
Exercise also increases your feeling of wellbeing and reduces stress! It makes you look better! It increases your libido!
OK so that’s not enough to motivate you, i’m failing you by just pointing out that not only will it help you live longer and be healthier, you’ll also feel better, but you’re still making excuses why you cant exercise… I have a bad back, I had a knee operation months ago, i’ve had this illness or that illness, the list goes on….
Im not asking you to climb Mount Everest or Compete in the 2012 Olympics i’m asking you to start moderate exercising such as…
- walking / walking fast
- water aerobics / swimming
- riding a bike on level ground or with few hills
- playing doubles tennis
- pushing a lawn mower
- anything that gets you of your backside
OK i hear you, you still need more motivation, here you go….
I dare you to tell Josh Sundquist your excuses!
Josh’s journey began at age nine, when he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a fifty percent chance to live. He spent a year on chemotherapy treatments and his left leg was amputated. Doctors declared Josh cured of the disease at age thirteen and he took up ski racing three years later.
Need motivating, here’s a picture of Josh… (and theres more here)