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10 Razones por las que la Gente no se Ejercita


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10 Razones por las que la Gente no se Ejercita

  1. 1. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- by James A. Peterson, Ph.D., FACSM 10 (Lame) Reasons People Commonly Give for Not Exercising ACSM’S HEALTH & FITNESS JOURNAL11 Don’t have the time to exercise. marathon, but you can engage in with a nonphysical activity lifestyle. Research documents the fact physical activity at a safe exercise On the other hand, exercise need not that exercising does not have to intensity level that is appropriate for be unduly tough or hard. The key is tobe time-consuming to be beneficial. your level of fitness. engage in an exercise regimen that is 5For example, engaging in physical Exercise can be painful or even appropriate for your level of fitness.activity for as little as 15 minutes a day dangerous. Exercise will not All too often, the real challenge you (cut, copy, and distribute to students, clients, patients)(either on a continuous, nonstop basis harm you. While you may face is to conjure up enough energy toor cumulatively in several increments) experience some degree of discomfort get up off the couch and get moving. 9can help you be heart healthy. (as opposed to pain), such a feeling is Too old to start exercising.2 Don’t know how to exercise. your body’s simple way of letting you The innumerable benefits Truth be known, exercising is know that there is a price to pay for of exercising on a regular basis not a particularly complex certain actions, for example, doing too are within the reach of individualsundertaking. The basic key is to just much exercise too quickly. In fact, the of virtually all ages. In reality, you’reget moving. Walk, run, swim, join risk of injuring yourself while engaging never too old to begin exercising.a group-exercise class. . .whatever in sound exercise is very low. The Depending upon your age (men overrings your motivational bell. If you danger of dying while exercising is 45; women over 55), you may needwant sound advice and guidance on extremely rare. to see your physician prior to engaging 6your exercise efforts from an expert, Get enough exercise at work. in a vigorous exercise program. 10you should consult a health/fitness Unfortunately, too many people Don’t believe inprofessional who has been certified equate being fatigued after work exercise. A healthy doseby a credible professional organization with having a similar effect on their of skepticism about the(e.g., ACSM, ACE, NSCA). body as exercising. Not true. Your existence of some things (e.g., the Loch3 Exercise is too inconvenient. work may be physically taxing, but it Ness monster, the Easter bunny, an No muss, no fuss, no way. is not exercise. honest politician, etc.) is appropriate. 7 In contrast to the expectations of Exercise is too expensive. You The value of exercise, however, shouldthose individuals who feel that life’s don’t need to spend much not be one of them. The benefitsrewards should be handed to them money to exercise. Other than of exercise are extensive and wellin a neatly packaged, effortless way, buying a good pair of shoes, your documented. If for any reason youmost things worth having are worth wallet does not have to withstand question the merits of exercise, youmaking some sacrifice (e.g., time, an assault to pay for your exercise need to invigorate your life with amoney, energy) to obtain. The health regimen. Furthermore, relatively 3-G’s strategy—get real, get up, andbenefits associated with exercising on speaking, exercising is a lot less costly get moving.a regular basis are no exception. than the array of potential downsides4 Not fit enough to exercise. to a sedentary lifestyle (e.g., higher James A. Peterson, Ph.D., FACSM, is Simply stated, you don’t have to healthcare costs, lower levels of a freelance writer and consultant in be fit to get fit. Regardless productivity, etc.). sports medicine. From 1990 until 1995, 8of how physically fit you are at any Exercise is too physically Dr. Peterson was director of sportsgiven point in your life, you are never demanding. Certainly, exercising medicine with StairMaster. Until thatso out of shape that you can’t or entails a greater physical time, he was professor of physicalshouldn’t exercise. You may not be a challenge than the vast array of education at the United States Militaryviable candidate for running a sitting-on-your heinie tasks associated Academy. A 2006 by the American College of Sports Medicine. Reprint permission is granted to subscribers of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal A . CALL 800-486-5643 TO SUBSCRIBE OR JOIN $44 ACSM’S HEALTH & FITNESS JOURNALA JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2006 VOL. 10, NO. 1 Copyr ight © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited.