Here’s What People are Willing To Do To Achieve Their Fitness Goals

Not having time if the biggest excuse for not exercising, followed by not seeing results.

January 3, 2020
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One of the tips listed on "7 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions" is to start small; set an attainable goal. I agree. My goal is to get back to riding my bike for a minimum of 10 minutes each day. It's the one exercise I enjoy and doesn't feel like "exercising."

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As expected at the start of a new year, gyms will be full as many of us are hoping to keep our resolution fitness goals. However, time will tell and if history proves correct many, no actually most, will not reach their set goal. Here's a new survey that proves the point. 

A new survey finds:

  • 68% of people feel so overwhelmed keeping their fitness goals that they’d rather just avoid starting them altogether.
  • 67% of people don’t know which health habits are good ones for them to adopt and maintain in the lives.

And there are a lot of things folks would willing to do to instantly achieve their fitness goals, and they are anything but actually go to the gym. For example, 29% would be willing to give up sex for a year. Other things they’d do include:

  • Only eat plain oatmeal for every meal, for one full year (33%)
  • Shave my head (30%)
  • Spend one month alone, in the woods without electricity (29%)
  • Give up all electronic devices for one full month (26%)
  • Spend a week in jail (25%)
  • Stand in line at the DMV for a full day (24%)
  • Lose your voice for one year (21%)
  • Don’t take a shower or bathe for two weeks (21%) 

So, what is preventing people from exercising and maintaining healthy habits? Well, the top excuses include:

  • I don’t have time (35%)
  • I don’t see results (28%)
  • I feel I’m already too unfit (26%)
  • I don’t have the motivation (26%)
  • The gym is too far away (25%)

Getting healthy and losing weight is always a challenge. I know for me it's always a battle but one I try to keep within reach. I guess simply said I never give up. I hope you don't either. Good luck. ~grace