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Session 3

  1. 1. Session 3<br />Overcoming Challenges<br />
  2. 2. Looking Beyond the Usual<br />Here are the 3 leading excuses participants have reportedfor not being physically active:<br /> <br />1. “I just don’t have time” <br />        – We all have the same amount of hours in a day.What varies is what we choose to do with our time. It is important to determine how we spend our time. Then, you can determine which activities you can cut back on to fit in additional physical activity. <br /> <br />
  3. 3. Looking Beyond the Usual<br />2. “I don’t know how to exercise” <br />        – Some people are sedentary because they think they do not know how to exercise. The only thing they lack is self confidence.You don’t need special skills or fancy equipment to add simple everyday activity into your daily life, it could be as easy as taking the stairs daily and parking further away. <br /> <br />
  4. 4. Looking Beyond the Usual<br />3.  “I can’t get the help I need”<br />        – If the people around you (family, friends or coworkers) are not supportive, succeeding can be tough.<br />Having the support of family and friends is important for adopting new habits. Also realize that being active is up to you!You can make it happen. To do that, you have to make it a priority and make sure the people around you understand how much it matters.<br />
  5. 5. Identifying Your Challenges<br />As we go through life we will continue to face different challenges.<br />
  6. 6. Identifying Your Challenges<br />It is important to identify these challenges and find techniques for resolving these problems so we can maintain our activity throughout our lifetime. <br />
  7. 7. Identifying Your Challenges<br />As you go through the week, be conscious of anything that gets in the way of your plan. <br />Make a list of these challenges. <br />
  8. 8. Reviewing the Benefits<br />It is important to continue to remind yourself of all the amazing benefits of an active lifestyle.<br />Common benefits of physical activity reported by participants include: <br />feeling productive<br />improved communication with a spouse<br />feeling good about their bodies<br />
  9. 9. Write it Down<br />It is encouraged that you take a few minutes to remind yourself of your own personal benefits from physical activity<br />Sometimes writing it down is helpful.<br />
  10. 10. Think I.D.E.A.<br />Here’s a simple approach to overcome barriers that has worked for many people in this program – it’s called I.D.E.A.<br /><ul><li>Identify the problem – Choose one challenge from your list. </li></li></ul><li>Think I.D.E.A.<br /><ul><li>Develop a list of solutions – Be creative. Don’t worry whether solutions are good or bad, workable or realistic, that will come later.</li></li></ul><li>Think I.D.E.A.<br /><ul><li>Evaluate your solutions – Select one of the ideas that you are willing to try. Then develop a plan for how and when you can put it to the test.</li></li></ul><li>Think I.D.E.A.<br /><ul><li>Analyze how well your plan worked – Be honest. This is the time to revise your plan before you try again. </li></li></ul><li>Sample I.D.E.A.<br />I: Identify the barrier that keeps you from being active<br />        <br />Weather limits what I can do outdoors<br />D: Develop a few creative solutions<br /><ul><li>Plant flowers that will grow indoors as well as outdoors
  11. 11. Go to the mall and walk
  12. 12. Put on my favorite music and dance around the house while cleaning
  13. 13. Purchase and use low-impact aerobics tapes or light hand weights and walk indoors when the weather isn’t so good</li></ul>E: Evaluate your list of solutions<br />       <br />  Put on my favorite music to clean house on Saturday morning<br />A: Analyze how well your plan worked<br />          Next Sunday I’ll evaluate my plan<br />          My plan was a success!!<br />
  14. 14. Your I.D.E.A.<br />Now it’s your turn!<br />I: Identify the barrier that keeps you from being active<br />D: Develop a few creative solutions <br />E: Evaluate your list of solutions<br />A: Analyze how well your plan worked<br />

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