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A New You: Health for Every Body. Lesson 7: Motivators to Move. What keeps you from being more active?. Slide 5. Slide 15. Slide 7. Slide 14. Slide 8. Slide 13. Slide 9. Slide 10. Slide 12. Slide 11. Slide 4. Slide 6. Why I'm not more active. Ring of Excuses.

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A New You: Health for Every Body

Lesson 7: Motivators to Move


Slide 5

Slide 15

Slide 7

Slide 14

Slide 8

Slide 13

Slide 9

Slide 10

Slide 12

Slide 11

Slide 4

Slide 6

Why I'm not more active

Ring of Excuses

Excuses, excuses


Excuses, excuses

I do not have time!

It only takes a minute to start (it all counts!)

Be productive at the same time

Turn off the tube


Excuses, excuses

I can not afford a club or the equipment!

Walking is free

Change how you do everyday tasks

Household equipment (filled jugs, rope, can rubber bands)


Excuses, excuses

I hate it, exercise is boring!

Recapture the zest of joyful play

Change the “E” word to enjoyment

Variety is key

The best activity is the one you do!


Excuses, excuses

I am too old.

Can reduce the risk of falling

Help maintain an independent lifestyle

Improve ability to perform every day tasks


Excuses, excuses

I am too tired.

It boosts your energy!

You feel better all day!

The best argument FOR being active!


Excuses, excuses

I get sore. I could get hurt!

No pain, no gain is a myth

Medical concerns, contact a healthcare provider

Gradually increase


Excuses, excuses

I am too fat!

Fitness is important indicator of health

Water aerobics are gentle to the body

Physical activity & healthful food choices can help stabilize weight


Excuses, excuses

None of my friends exercise.

Urge friends & family to join you

Help yourself and others (pets too)

Need support from family & friends


Excuses, excuses

I do not like to sweat!

Select breathable, loose clothing

Shower after strenuous activities

Try swimming or water aerobics


Excuses, excuses

I do not have the right clothes.

Good shoes are a great investment in you

Find appropriate support garments

Comfort over fashion


Excuses, excuses

It is too cold outside!

Wear outdoor gear

Warm up first

Find indoor equipment


Excuses, excuses

I have kids!

Ask friends & family to help

Use nap time

Do activities together


Excuses, excuses: A Lesson of New You

Developed by

Mary Kay Wardlaw

Project Education Specialist WIN the Rockies