Thursday, 4 August 2016

Gym attitude full reloaded

   How Your Gym Attitude Affects Your             Exercise Habits





 
 
 

 



Despite the well-documented positive benefits of exercise, very few American adults meet the 300 weekly minutes of exercise suggested by the National Institutes of Health. In fact, of all adults trying to lose weight in America, only 30 percent of them meet the suggested guidelines.
Researchers at The George Washington University Medical Center wanted to discover how attitudes regarding gym-based exercise affected overweight and normal weight individuals' exercise habits.

The Research and Results

The researchers surveyed 1,552 individuals to determine their attitudes and behavior regarding exercise practices. Researchers used the Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior for the survey. This theory tests an individuals' attitude toward a behavior, the perceived social pressure to perform the behavior and the ease or difficulty to actually perform the behavior in question. Of the 1,552 individuals, 989 were considered overweight or obese.
Researchers found the following attitudes and behaviors in overweight and normal weight individuals:
  • Overweight individuals had a greater belief that exercise would lead to improved appearance and self-image.
  • Overweight individuals felt more embarrassed and intimidated by exercise, exercising around young people, exercising around fit people and about health club sales people.
  • Overweight and normal weight individuals had the same attitudes regarding exercising with the opposite sex, using complicated exercise equipment, experiencing exercise boredom and overall intent to exercise.
  • The heavier the individual, the lower his perception of health and the more negative emotions he would experience in association with health club exercise—this was particularly true for Caucasian adults.

The Takeaway

The interesting thing about this study is that both normal weight and overweight individuals had the exact same intent to exercise and held similar attitudes regarding Gym equipment. The main barriers to exercise in overweight individuals were primarily due to negative attitudes regarding exercising around younger, more fit individuals.
Not only should gyms and fitness centers work to counteract these negative attitudes by planning ways to make overweight individuals feel more comfortable in a gym setting, but overweight individuals should also recognize that there are alternatives to exercising in a gym.
If you're simply not comfortable working out in a gym setting, you don't have to ditch exercise altogether. Go for a walk, purchase exercise videos for home use or sign up for Training pogram
There are numerous exercise options available for people of all sizes and personality types, you just have to find the one you're ready and willing to stick with.

Have a Positive Attitude in the GYM☺


Let’s get some things clear, having a lean body and healthy eating habits is an absolutely achievable goal for you- but it requires a lifestyle change, not just short-term “dieting” to look better in a swimsuit during the summer.
Poor attitude will get you nowhere, so that’s the first thing you must prepare before stepping foot in the gym. You must actually set a goal and believe you can achieve it. The truth is you can achieve it.

“I know I should exercise, but I just can’t seem to make myself do it”

My advice is simple; don’t have negative thoughts about working out. Don’t use the words “hate” or “make myself do it”. This of it this way: It’s not punishment, like detention. It’s physical activities  like gym class! Focus on the all the great things exercise does for your body instead of focusing on how much weight you should lose or gain for that matter.

-“I just don’t have the time”

Thirty minutes daily is just 1/148 of your whole day. I think you can pencil in some gym time

I’m embarrassed to be seen exercising”

Don’t be embarrassed to be seen exercising- be proud! Eventually, you will feel less self-conscious about working out, even in a gym.  Remember: You’re doing this for YOU, not the person next to you.

-“Exercise is really hard for me”

Work out at your own pace. That’s why training programs specifically have phases to make sure your body is acclimated correctly.

-“I’m so out of shape, I don’t even know where to begin”

That’s why you’re here reading this blog post. Maybe this is your start? Like I said before move at your own pace, make goals and make them more difficult every week so you know you are progressing.

– “I was doing pretty well until I got sick (or busy, or went on vacation, etc.)”

This comment makes as much sense as saying, “I ate five popcorn kernels  so I decided to eat the whole bag.” You can always restart exercising and you can always put down the snack bag before it’s empty. No one’s schedule is perfect, but you must try to stay as consistent as possible. I suggest you actually write your workout on your calendar and MAKE TIME!
So now that I have addressed and shattered most of the excuses out there, it’s time to adopt that positive attitude, pencil down your goals and achieve them. Believe and you will achieve
Let’s get some things clear, having a lean body and healthy eating habits is an absolutely achievable goal for you- but it requires a lifestyle change, not just short-term “dieting” to look better in a swimsuit during the summer.
Poor attitude will get you nowhere, so that’s the first thing you must prepare before stepping foot in the gym. You must actually set a goal and believe you can achieve it. The truth is you can achieve it.
Here are some of the lame excuses I hear from people:

-“I know I should exercise, but I just can’t seem to make myself do it”

My advice is simple; don’t have negative thoughts about working out. Don’t use the words “hate” or “make myself do it”. This of it this way: It’s not punishment, like detention. It’s physical activity, like gym class! Focus on the all the great things exercises does for your body instead of focusing on how much weight you should lose  or gain for that matter.

-“I just don’t have the time”

Thirty minutes daily is just 1/148 of your whole day. I think you can pencil in some gym time

-“I’m embarrassed to be seen exercising”

Don’t be embarrassed to be seen exercising- be proud! Eventually, you will feel less self-conscious about working out, even in a gym.  Remember: You’re doing this for YOU, not the person next to you.

-“Exercise is really hard for me”

Work out at your own pace. That’s why training programs specifically have phases to make sure your body is acclimated correctly.

-“I’m so out of shape, I don’t even know where to begin”

That’s why you’re here reading this blog post. Maybe this is your start? Like I said before go at your own pace, make goals and make them more difficult every week so you know you are progressing.

-“I was doing pretty well until I got sick (or busy, or went on vacation, etc.)”

This comment makes as much sense as saying, “I ate five popcorn kernels so I decided to eat the whole bag.” You can always restart exercising and you can always put down the snack bag before it’s empty. No one’s  workout scheduled  is perfect, but you  try to stay as consistent as possible. I suggest you actually write your workout on your calendar and MAKE TIME!
So now that I have addressed and shattered most of the excuses out there, it’s time to adopt that positive attitude, pencil down your goals and achieve them. Believe and you will achieve 

          BECAUSE .☺☺☺☺☺