Regular exercise reduces the risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. It also reduces the risk of having a stroke. In one eight year study of more than 20,000 men, those who were lean but unfit had twice the risk of death as those who were lean and fit. But what if you suck with getting fit? Here are some reasons why.
You Can Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Being fit is not something that you just luckily stumble onto after a series of disappointing efforts to get rid of unhealthy habits. As far as I'm concerned, the only thing that stands in our way to becoming fit is our own lack of trust in ourselves.
Insecurity or a lack of self-esteem is like a termite that can erode even the strongest of wood and cement foundations from within. To be able to get past such a barrier, we need to understand our negative mental, physical, and emotional drivers what makes us suck at being fit.
1. I'm not shallow, I'm OK the way I am.
This is an emotional driver. It's very much akin to self-denial, like fooling ourselves, pretending that everything is OK when it's actually not. Why do people do this?
Sometimes it has to do with a distorted view of one's self. …
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