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Excuses, Excuses What keeps you from being more physically active?
Time Money Dislike Old Tired Sore Fat Alone Sweaty Clothes Cold Kids Excuses, Excuses
I do not have time! Excuses, Excuses Ú Combine activity with something else Ú It only takes a minute to start Ú Turn off the tube
I can not afford the club or equipment! Excuses, Excuses Ú Walking is free Ú Change how you do everyday tasks Ú Household equipment (filled jugs, rope, cans, rubber bands)
I hate it, exercise is boring! Excuses, Excuses Ú Recapture the zest of joyful play Ú Change the " E " word to enjoyment Ú Variety is key Ú The best activity is the one you do!
I am too old. Excuses, Excuses Ú Can reduce risk of falling Ú Help maintain an independent lifestyle Ú Improve ability to perform everyday tasks
I am too tired. Excuses, Excuses The best argument FOR being active! It boosts your energy! You feel better all day!
I get sore. I could get hurt! Excuses, Excuses Ú No pain, no gain is a myth Ú Medical concerns, contact physician Ú Gradually increase
I am too fat! Excuses, Excuses Ú Fitness is important indicator of health Ú Water aerobics are gentle to the body Ú P hysical activity & healthful food choices can help stabilize weight
None of my friends exercise. Excuses, Excuses Ú Urge friends and family to join you Ú Help yourself and others Ú Need support from family & friends
I do not like to sweat! Excuses, Excuses Ú Try swimming or water aerobics Ú Select breathable, loose clothing Ú Shower after more strenuous activities
I do not have the right clothes. Excuses, Excuses Ú Good shoes are a great investment in you Ú Find appropriate support garments Ú Comfort over fashion
It is too cold outside! Excuses, Excuses Ú Wear outdoor gear Ú Warm up first Ú Find indoor options
I have kids. Excuses, Excuses Ú Ask friends & family to help Ú Use nap time Ú Do activities together
Excuses, Excuses Now I Can Do It! ‚ List two ways to overcome your excuse or barrier ‚ Set a date ‚ Put someplace visible ‚ Share with a pal
Excuses, Excuses Developed by: Mary Kay Wardlaw, MS Project Education Specialist Wellness IN the Rockies
Excuses, Excuses Duplicated by Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Wyoming This presentation is part of Small Victories A mini-lesson series promoting positive food, physical activity and body image attitudes and behaviors Small Victories