Committing to an exercise regime is arguably the hardest part of deciding to get fit. Motivation is a struggle many people will face, despite knowing the extraordinary benefits exercise provides in improving your mental and physical wellbeing, as well as for recovery and rehabilitation after experiencing an injury or surgical procedure. By identifying the barriers to your ability to commit, you can seek ways to overcome these challenges. Often speaking openly and honestly to a professional physiotherapist at a Newmarket Physio clinic will help you figure out how to tackle these issues. Here are the four most common barriers people face and how to overcome them.
Barrier #1: No Time To Exercise
One of the most common hindrances to fitness is finding the time to exercise. With so many other demands on your time, it’s easy to see why this barrier is at the top of most people’s lists. Your physiotherapist can suggest alternative ways to get moving that will fit into your lifestyle, such as having a Sunday morning bike ride with the family or spending time with friends rock climbing instead of bonding over drinks.
Barrier #2: Boredom
Boredom can be a hindrance to working out if you have a repetitive workout routine. One of the best ways to overcome this is to vary the type of exercise that you do. A physiotherapist can suggest alternative strength training and cardio routines that differ from each other but still help you work towards a common goal. Prescribed exercise regimes are effective as they’ll lower your risk of injury.
Barrier #3: Lack Of Self-Confidence
Not knowing how exercise equipment should be used or how to execute a particular move correctly can put you off exercising altogether. Training with a professional eliminates this awkwardness as they’ll show you the correct way regarding each movement. This is also a good practice for those who are afraid of injuring themselves during exercise as a physio will know how to prevent injuries during each session.
Barrier #4: Bad Experiences In The Past
If you previously had a bad experience with exercising, it can put you off for a long time. The worst part of this barrier is that it will make you give up on the benefits of exercise. A physiotherapist can help you identify your goals and find a fitness routine that addresses the issues that made your past attempts unsuccessful.
Are you experiencing any of the above barriers to improving your physical fitness? Our Newmarket physio clinic has a team of friendly and experienced physiotherapists that can help you tackle your challenges and meet your goals.