Are you too busy to exercise

Top 10 Reasons You Don’t Exercise – Part I

By Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA

Are you too busy to exercise? If so, you’re not alone. Studies show that 60% of American adults don’t get the recommended amount of physical activity, and over 25% of adults are not active at all (maybe a little too much TV time). These statistics reflect the fact that many of us simply don’t exercise. Shotokan Karate Leadership School, wants to help you change. What’s your excuse for not exercising?

  1. You really hate to exercise.

The key to happinessThe key to happiness is doing things you enjoy. If you hate running, you don’t have to do it. Find activities that match your personality. If you love the outdoors, go hiking or biking. If you like simplicity, stick with walking or circuit training. Try things before you decide you don’t like them. Visit Shotokan Karate Leadership School for a fun and exciting Karate fitness program.


  1. You’ve tried to exercise but you keep quitting.

People often quit because: they schedule too many workouts, try to accomplish too much in too little time, or work too hard and/or don’t give themselves rest days. Do whatever you can–you have to start where you are, not where you want to be. Keep cardio light and schedule recovery days. Progress each week by adding a few more minutes to each workout. Enduring a martial arts program is easy, as they have regular belt rank testing to measure your results and earn your rank. Karate is a way of life, mind, body and spirit. Elvis Presley once said, “It’s not just self defense, it’s about…self control, body discipline, and mind discipline… and breathing techniques. It involves Yoga. It involves meditation. It’s an art, not a sport.”

  1. You can’t afford a gym membership.

There’s no reason you have to join a gym to exercise. You can walk anytime, anywhere. Dumbbells are cheap and can be used for a variety of exercises. There are also an incredible number of workout videos available for the home exerciser. Visit Shotokan Karate Leadership School for affordable martial arts programs.

7.  You’re not seeing any changes in your body.

There's no reason you have to join a gymNot losing weight fast enough? Welcome to reality. You don’t put weight on overnight and it won’t come off that quickly either. Once you start exercising, give your body time to react. It could take up to 12 weeks before you start seeing some real changes in your body. In the meantime, try to enjoy the other benefits of exercise. Shotokan Karate Leadership School has different programs to help meet your needs, and while you are waiting to see those results you will be building friendships for a lifetime. Building a healthy lifestyle through consistent healthy habits will change a life over a period of time. Nothing good comes quick.

  1. You don’t know how to exercise.

Once people get in a gym, sometimes they are at a loss of where to begin and all of that equipment can seem overwhelming! That certainly won’t fly with the wealth of information at your fingertips. Try one of the many exercise books, videos or websites that cover everything from cardio to stretching exercises. And if exercising alone is not something you’re into, Shotokan Karate Leadership School has certified instructors ready and willing to help guide you to meet your fitness needs.

Read Part 2 for the TOP 5 of the Top 10 Reasons…

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