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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>.