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How You Felt About Gym Class May Impact Your Exercise Habits Today

August 31, 2018

People tend to hold on to very vivid memories from childhood. How you felt about gym class in school may impact your exercise habits today. Take a moment to think about it…did you have a positive or negative reaction with the thought of gym class from your school days?

These feelings can result to motivation, or lack there of, in adult life to staying physically active and fit. This of course, has a direct link to your health and cost of life and health insurance.

According to the New York Times about two-thirds of adults in the Western world rarely if ever exercise. There are many reasons people are sedentary, but most behavioral scientists agree that our attitudes about exercise play a defining role. If we expect exercise to be fun and enjoyable, we often will exercise. If not, we wont. According to the Mayo Clinic as a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. If you want to lose weight or meet specific fitness goals, you may need to exercise more.

To avoid a long shadow of negativity, keep physical activity enjoyable! Remember to coach your kids and young children around you to keep a positive attitude and make physical activities fun. They’ll thank you for a healthy lifestyle later on. If you find yourself looking for a little motivation to get or stay active, start with your attitude.

So, if you didn’t enjoy dodge ball, or rope climbing, consider an activity like walking or gardening to stay physically active. If you follow a passion or hobby, it will be fun.