26 November 2014 -KATHMANDU – Daily Physical Exercise is most essential part of our healthy living but many of us has ignored even we are able to do it normally. Many of us have probably made new year resolution to exercise daily and stay fit but how many of us succeeded? Why we fail to practice something physical daily? When it comes to putting intention to practice, only about 10 percent are successful.
Others happen to have numerous seemingly convincing excuses for not doing so. Here are some of the oft-quoted “reasons”, and the reality behind them:
Reason 1: I just don’t have time
Facts: Everyone’s day is 24 hours. It’s all a question of priority. If you don’t find time to exercise, you will have to find time to visit a hospital. Choice is yours. Anyway, somebody who has time for a book, a movie, the idiot box or a gossip session can’t crib about time shortage, considering that one can exercise a lot even in half an hour. Modern technology has given people so many time wasting gadgets and online digital games and all of us have enough time for those things. Imagine if you can stop for 1 hrs of it.
Reason 2: I started, but my aches and pains increased instead of vanishing
Facts: You have not done for years what you should have done all your life. Whenever you commence, some discomfort is inevitable. While these self-induced pains will go away in a few days, the aches and diseases that may come your way because of not exercising will haunt you for months and even years. Laying in a hospital bed for several day alone is more painful than your slight body aches.
Reason 3: I have no energy to do even household chores. How can I exercise?
Facts: How many calorie do you need to just walk around your kitchen garden daily? The more you procrastinate, the more your energy will dwindle. Make a small beginning and energy will get generated by and by. Learn from an infant in a cradle. He cannot stand or sit. Yet, he moves his limbs all the time. If he can do that, so can you, even if bed-ridden.
Reason 4: I have exercised like crazy during my school/college days
Facts: Basking in your college glory will be like not bathing/shaving/eating now just because you did enough of that in good old days. If you keep your vehicle unattended for several months, it may not start again, so you need to repair them, similarly, you need to keep on starting your body parts to work properly for longer time.
Reason 5: Do I do my job/business or spend time exercising?
Facts: It’s not an either-or-situation. Have you ever left for office/business without wearing clothes because so much work was waiting for you that you had no time to dress? Going to work without exercising is akin to going out without dressing. Your dedication and will power will manage your time business.
Reason 6: I am too old to start now
Facts: You are too old NOT to start. In youth, you were fairly active throughout the day. Now that you are sedentary, you just cannot escape a workout. Not exercising then was inexcusable. Now it is sacrilege.
Reason 7: Whenever I get time, I do go out for a walk/swim
Facts: Suppose you have to employ a person. He may be talented but what if he says: “I will come to work only when I have time.” Will you hire him? There is a system and routine to do anything in life, disaster never comes by knocking your door.
Reason 8: I am sure once or twice a week is good enough
Facts: Not really. You can be off exercise only on those days when you are absolutely off food. You eat daily. So work out daily. OK, may be one weekly off, but no more. It is like a cup of coffee or tea that you are addicted to drink daily, starting your day with a brief exercise should be your daily menu on the table.
Reason 9: My weekdays are hopelessly packed. But I make up through heavy exercise on weekends.
Facts: That will do more harm than good. The body will be stiff due to four-five days of inactivity and the day off round of vigorous tennis or squash may cause a catch or muscle pull. You can’t eat full barrel of food for a week rather you have to eat 3 times daily.
Reason 10: There is always a tomorrow
Facts: Of course there is. But it never comes.None of the living creatures have seen their tomorrow so don’t keep things for tomorrow, if you can do it today that will be done tomorrow as well.
The above points are just some common reasons that we are running away from practicing some physical exercises, live healthy with daily work outs and it is not required heavy gym but should be done daily.
Source: Online sources/ Health Tips sites