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Breaking Down The Wall. Assessing personal barriers and finding solutions to overcome . Jerryonlife , dumbbells_adjusted , 1/30/2009, Creative Commons License. By: Ian Ketchum. Why do we need physical activity?. It help maintain a healthy weight Reduces blood pressure

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breaking down the wall

Breaking Down The Wall

Assessing personal barriers and finding solutions to overcome

Jerryonlife, dumbbells_adjusted, 1/30/2009, Creative Commons License

By: Ian Ketchum

why do we need physical activity
Why do we need physical activity?
  • It help maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Lowers risk for Type 2 Diabetes
  • In the long haul, it costs less money
    • Costs to an 18 year old obese through life $549,907
  • Makes you happier!
obesity and it s causes
Obesity and It’s Causes
  • Having a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or higher
  • Causes:
    • Inactivity
    • Poor Diet
    • Hereditary
    • Calorie Consumption > Calories Burned
a growing nation
A Growing Nation
  • 33.8% of all U.S. adults are obese
    • 17% of children are also obese
  • In Michigan alone, 30.9% of the population is obese
  • Approximately 300,000 adults die from obesity-related causes per year
risks being overweight
Risks Being Overweight
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lowered self-esteem
what is a barrier
What is a barrier?
  • A barrier is a mental, physical, or measurable “brick wall” keeping you from becoming physically active
top ten barriers
Top Ten Barriers
  • Lack of time
  • Inconvenient to exercise
  • Low self-motivation
  • Find exercise boring
  • Find exercise unenjoyable
  • Low self-efficiency
  • Fear of injury
  • Lack of goal setting
  • Lack of support
  • Lack of resources
lack of time
Lack of Time
  • “I don’t have the time in my schedule to work out”
  • Incorporate 30 minutes atleast 4 times a week
  • Mesh exercise into your activities
    • Ex: Do calf raises while sitting at your desk
low self motivation
Low Self-Motivation
  • “I don’t really feel like working out. I’ll just do it tomorrow or something.”
  • Something as simple as walking a mile is a good exercise
  • Join group to workout with like cycling club
find exercise boring unenjoyable
Find Exercise Boring/Unenjoyable
  • ‘I’m not going to run today. It’s just so boring!”
  • To decrease the chances of quitting exercise, switch up the routine
  • Play a sport to put some spice into it.
fear of injury
Fear of Injury
  • “I shouldn’t exercise today. This knee of mine is about to just collapse again.”
  • Reduce the intensity of your workout
  • Find exercises that limit the use of hurt body parts
lack of goal setting
Lack of Goal-Setting
  • “What would I even get out of it? It takes SO long for anything!”
  • Becoming physically fit may take time, but stick with it.
  • Create more long term goals with short goals in-between.
lack of support
Lack of Support
  • “My roommate seems to be so persistent on side tracking me from working out. I wish he would just support me.”
  • Try and find friends/family that is more support and willing to possibly participate
lack of resources
Lack of Resources
  • “I would work out but those darn gyms are so expensive!”
  • Find a gym or work out facility with flexible prices
  • There is most likely a walking/running train provided by the city
personal philosophy
Personal Philosophy
  • Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t just being physically active; but emotionally as well
  • Factors influencing a “healthy” lifestyle:
    • Good physical activity
    • Good self-esteem
    • Healthy emotional stability
    • Non-harmful stress relieving
works cited
Works Cited
  • Jerryonlife, dumbbells_adjusted, 1/30/2009, Creative Commons License
  • United States. Obesity and Overweight. Atlanta: CDC, June, 21 2010. Web. <http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/defining.html>.
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