With all the benefits of regular exercise – including a stronger body, overall better health, endorphins, stress relief, lower BMI, and more – why wouldn’t you exercise?* Are your fitness fears holding you back?
Whether you’re new to working out or recently fallen off the wagon, fitness can be intimidating. But fear is no excuse for pushing aside your health and well-being. Get your workouts on track with these simple solutions to help you overcome five common fitness fears:
Fear #1: “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing”
Some exercises can look complicated, but those aren’t your only options. Start with something simple yet, effective – such as walking. It’s one of the simplest ways to burn calories, strengthen multiple muscle groups, support cardiovascular health, and boost your mood.
Once you’re ready for more complex activities, join an exercise class or hire a personal trainer so that you can learn proper forms and techniques.
Fear #2: “Everyone Is Looking at Me”
The right workout clothes can help boost your confidence at the gym or any other public place where people may glance your way. Find an outfit that is comfortable to exercise in and that you know looks good on you. Feeling good about your appearance may actually make your workout more successful.
Fear #3: “I’m Not Fit Enough to Do That”
Don’t pass up the opportunity to try a new exercise because of your fitness level. Whether you’re interested in hot yoga, taking a spin class, or joining a running club, start slow and set achievable goals that will gradually improve your fitness and abilities over time. You’ll find that most people are supportive and excited to witness your progress.
Fear #4: “Working out Is Boring”
If exercise feels like a chore, try something new. Go swimming at your local pool, join a dance class, roller blade, or jump rope in front of your TV. In addition to these, try working out with a friend. You’ll be surprised how quickly your workout passes when you’re engaged in a good conversation.
Fear #5: “I’m Not Seeing Any Results”
We all like immediate gratification, but it may take a few weeks (or possibly months) to see changes in your body mass and muscle tone. In the meantime, be patient and focus on other benefits, such as endorphins and increased energy levels.
Prior to starting your exercise journey, please ensure that you’ve spoken with your doctor and are cleared to begin.
Support your fitness and weight loss goals with PGX. Refuel after your workouts with PGX* Satisfast Whey Protein Drink Mix and keep your blood sugar stable already within the normal range with PGX* Daily Singles.*
**Drink additional water (8 fl. oz.) after ingesting PGX. If you are taking medications, take one hour prior to or two hours after taking PGX.