According to a recent survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, over 60% of Adult Australians live a mostly sedentary lifestyle. In short, this means that more than half of our population spends a lot of time sitting down. This may be at home or work, and can actually be counteracted by purposeful participation in physical activities outside this sedentary time.
If you do have a job that involves sitting down more often than moving, then it is of high importance that you make an effort to get out and get active for at least the 30 minutes of recommended physical activity each day for the benefit of your health – both physical and mental. The hardest part about this is often the excuses we find to prevent us getting out the door.
Like our physical fitness, our mental side needs training just as much and practice in helping fight the ‘good’ fight, so what can we do? Let’s look at a few of the more commonly used excuses and how we can learn to get past them.
At Rachel’s Runners we are great at fighting excuses! We have group sessions 6 days a week, with something for all fitness levels and running abilities. If your daily routine prevents you from joining us, we have online coaching options too. We run in the rain, the cold and on hot days, plus we have an online group for networking and making connections to help keep you accountable.
Contact us for more info on how we can help you fight your excuses – email@example.com