Exercise Resistance! - The secret barriers that prevent weight loss.Written by Greg Ryan
Getting started on an exercise program is one thing. Staying on one is much more of a challenge. We have all been there. New Years Eve is here and wham! Instant motivation! It is only a small percentage however that sticks with it. Why? When you hear term exercise resistance you of course think of strength training with weights, don't you? Well, it can mean something else too.
The phrase, "Exercise Resistance" or ER was coined in mid 90’s to mean a conscious or unconscious block against participating in a regular active program. Studies show that some people have barriers built up from past experiences that give them a negative mindset toward exercise and food. In many cases, this prevents a person from starting or following through on an exercise program. This is more of an emotional feeling that controls a behavior more than anything.
I thought golden years were supposed to be filled with relaxing things to do, not more activities I usually put off
Weight Loss - It's NOT about the numbers - It's your Approach!Written by Greg Ryan
Today obesity, diabetes and heart disease runs through us at epidemic levels, Why? The answer lies not in thousands of different kinds of diet, weight loss and workout programs offered, answer lies in approach. But, no one wants to talk about that. Do you ever wonder why that is?
Do we not want to know, or could it have something to do with doctor’s and those in fitness industry not wanting to explain best approach to us? Maybe they don’t even know right way themselves? Deep down we want and need too know. Why do I say this? Twenty years of managing health clubs and dealing with doctor’s tells me, that if they told you this, then there may be a chance you would not need them. Sounds crazy doesn’t it. But, true!
“While exercise and eating guidelines are based on good scientific principles, they do not go along with human nature or common sense. Recent history is telling us this; we are better off with encouraging mediocre people who are willing to include exercise in their daily lives, rather than cramming guidelines down throats that are far beyond reach of majority of people. In end, keeping things simple combined with support usually works better.” Greg Ryan From his e-book: “Just MOVE it,” www.resolutions.bz
Over years most of us who are out of shape and want to lose a few pounds and feel a little better about ourselves, developed many different behaviors toward exercise and food. Some are good ones, but most are just barriers we have built in our minds. I guess you could also chalk it up to pure laziness.
However, bottom line is we are going to continue down path of destruction until someone comes up with a plan to help people deal with reasons behind such behaviors.