Six Ways to Exorcise Exercise Excuses
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Introduction by Dr. Don Rose, Writer,
Life Alert is known nationwide for providing personal
protection in case of falls, home intrusion, medical emergencies or other dangerous
scenarios, sending help fast in order to prevent injury or even death. But,
as Exercise Physiologist and Fitness Consultant
Joey Atlas points out, fitness and weight loss
excuses can (eventually) kill you as well. One can conclude from Atlas’s views that
we need to provide our bodies with a kind of “fitness protection” by exercising
regularly and maintaining optimal weight. While fear of fitness and weight loss
failure are major contributors to obesity around the world, Atlas provides a message
of hope, encouraging the use of simple home workouts that can help fight fat and
improve poor fitness levels. –Don
Ponte Vedra Beach
(PRWEB) November 7, 2006 — According to official figures
from a 2006 report compiled by The Trust for
’s Health, the adult obesity rate rose from 15 percent
in 1980 to 32 percent in 2004. Combine that with the number of Americans who are
overweight but not obese, and the figure stands at 64 percent. And the childhood
obesity rate more than tripled between 1980 and 2004, from 5 percent to 17 percent.
“I don’t have enough time for exercise.” “I’m
too out of shape to workout.” “I don’t know what to do.” “I’m too afraid to ask
the fitness instructors.” “The gym is too crowded.” “The health club members are
rude.” “I don’t have the willpower.” These are some of the top excuses revealed
by a 2004 survey conducted by the American Council on Exercise of San Diego.
“For the general population, excuses are just
excuses. They are not valid reasons for poor levels of fitness and health. That
being said, I can understand why so many people use these excuses. They just don’t
know any better,” said Exercise Physiologist and Fitness Consultant Joey Atlas.
“There is so much fitness and weight loss information out there. It’s hard for people
to make sense out of it and see how or if it applies to them,” according to Atlas.
Atlas offers these six tips to put an end to
your fitness excuses:
1) Develop this mindset: Fitness is not a leisure pursuit. It’s an obligation and
a means for you to protect the gift of life you have been given.
2) Create a simple
home gym with a little bit of space and a floor mat for core exercises.
3) Learn compound
leg exercises, such as the touch-down, that do not require fitness equipment.
4) Perform daily flexibility
and stretching exercises for increasing energy and injury prevention.
the floor mat for abdominal exercises and thigh exercises that provide a smart foundation
for a more advanced fitness program.
6) Incorporate butt exercises and stomach exercises
that do not require weights or exercise machines.
“There is so much that can be done with little
or no fitness equipment. There is no need to be a member of a health club to be
in great shape and healthy,” says Atlas. “I have some of my best workouts on the
local playground. A ten-minute ab workout, a quick leg exercise series, a simple
core workout and eight minutes of stretching for flexibility will give you a good
sweat in less than thirty minutes.”
Atlas offers five free exercises, with photos and instructions via his main website,
Joey Atlas, M.S. - Exercise Physiology, is a fitness consumer advocate, professional
trainer and fitness writer. He has been in the fitness industry since the late 80’s.
Atlas is a contributing writer for OnFitness Magazine. Joey Atlas Fitness Resources
provides fitness consulting services and products to individuals, families and companies
all over the world.
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