I am not a pushover, or overly sympathetic to people who don’t get off their behinds and exercise a little bit. And I am a believer in tough love. That said, I think the far larger problem is that most people who are not getting enough exercise are too tough on themselves. They don’t need me to kick them in the ass. They think they’re lazy. But that’s usually not the truth.
So, rarely do I resort to my tough love shtick. My advice is to get people to go easier on themselves, relax a little, give things time, just keep progressing in small increments. I love that movie starring Bill Murray, “What About Bob” – take baby steps.
So this week, I am recommending this great little article by strength and conditioning coach, James Fall, titled “Five easier exercises to do when you’re feeling lazy.” Let’s ease people into movement, and give them goals that are doable.
Shawn is the President and Founder of Hope Health. For over 30 years, his work has focused on bringing clear, easy-to-read and watch health messages to the public via workplaces. He bills himself as the “Best C+ Student in the Wellness Biz” because, as he says, “I like to challenge the notion that there is no such thing as a stupid question.” Shawn is on a mission to tie workplaces into their surrounding communities to share resources and ideas in an effort to improve the health of all Americans.
You may reach Shawn at sconnors@HopeHealth.com or 800-334-4094.