Top 5 Reasons Why People Workout vs Top 5 Reasons People Don’t Workout

We all know working out is good for us but many people don’t.  Some people seem to love it while others will avoid it at all cost.  Here are the top 5 reasons why people workout and the top 5 reasons why people don’t workout.

Top 5 Reasons Why People Workout

  1. Enhances self-image.

Research has shown that when people workout regularly their self-esteem tends to be higher.  They also have a better sense of well being.

  1. Relieves depression.

Researchers have found that people who suffered from mild to moderate depression experienced a positive shift in mood after just 2-3 weeks of exercising 15-30 minutes at least every other day.

  1. Increases metabolism.

Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy your body uses while you’re awake and in a state of complete rest.  BMR is affected by such things as gender, body composition and physical activity level.  Exercise helps to build and maintain lean body mass which results in a higher BMR.  That means that if you’re in shape you’ll burn more calories at rest than someone who is out of shape.

  1. Reduces stress.

Studies have indicated that exercise actually dissipates hormones and other chemicals that build up during times of stress.  Anyone who’s ever exercised has also experienced that ‘runner’s high’ brought on by the release of endorphins.  Exercise also causes substantial emotional and physical relaxation about an hour and a half after a relatively intense workout.

  1. Improves quality of life.

A proper workout program will give you the energy, strength and mobility you need to do the things you love to do.

Top 5 Reasons Why People Don’t Workout

  1. No time.

If you really value your health you’ll find the time.  You don’t have to spend hours in the gym to get fit and healthy.  You can even break your workout up into short sessions done throughout the day and still get results.  Try doing 10 minutes before work, 10 minutes on your lunch break and then 10 minutes before dinner.  With all the at home and equipment free workout options available now you can fit in a quick workout anywhere.

  1. Too expensive.

You don’t have to pay to exercise!  You can go for a walk or jog, or do a workout at home.  If you want more guidance there are inexpensive programs that you can do from the comfort of your own home.  A small investment into an at home workout program can mean adding years of active pain free living doing what you love.

  1. It’s boring.

Take the time to find something you enjoy.  Try a new class at your gym, or try an at home program that gives you thousands of options  If you’re bored than change it up!

  1. It didn’t work for you in the past.

If you’ve tried working out in the past and you didn’t get the results you wanted then something was missing from your program.  Either the program wasn’t right for your goals or your nutrition was bad.  In order to get results from your fitness program you need the proper workouts to support your goals, a meal plan that supports your goals and support from others.  With these three things it’s impossible to fail.

  1. You don’t want to bulk up.

This reason drives me INSANE.  You will not bulk up unless you are on a specific program with specific nutrition that supports bulking up.  It is super hard to bulk up!  It takes a ton of work and very specific nutrition.  The only other way you might appear bulky is if you work on increasing your muscle mass and continue to eat foods that put extra fat on your body.  Your results are directly affected by your nutrition.

Your Health Is At Stake

If you’re not exercising, eating right and getting enough rest your health will suffer.  You might feel fine now but the compound effect of not taking proper care of yourself will have devastating consequences.  Don’t be that person who is suffering with constant pain and poor health wishing you had done something while you still had the chance.