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没有借口 - 是时候开始锻炼了


没有借口 - 是时候开始锻炼了
Author: Jim Steinberg

Ernie Medina Jr. is a preventive care specialist in the areas of exercise, nutrition, stress management, and smoking cessation. He has been at Beaver Medical Group in Redlands since 1993, is a clinical assistant professor in public health at Loma Linda University, and is a certified health and fitness specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine. In 2006, he helped co-found a family fitness and wellness center called Xrtainment Zone, featuring physically interactive video/computer games.



Here are the five most common excuses that I hear from patients at Beaver Medical Group about not exercising, and some ideas on how to overcome these excuses:





You don't need the latest gadgets or clothing to exercise. Doing something as simple as going outside and walking would work. There are also a lot of free (or low-cost) online sites and applications for your smart phone that can help motivate and track your exercise. The one area that you don't want to skimp on is a good pair of walking or running shoes. This can prevent injury and pain down the road.

3. "I don't have anyone to exercise with."


4."It hurts; it's painful or uncomfortable."

Once you've ruled out any medical causes for your pain with your doctor, there are many options for exercise given your limitations. Pool and aquatic exercises are great for those who have feet, knee, and hip pain. Some pools are heated warmer than usual for those with arthritis or fibromyalgia pain.


5. "It's boring!"

这可能是人们最常见的原因don't like to exercise. This excuse gives them a reason not to find the time to exercise, while they have plenty of time for things they enjoy doing. Ballroom dancing, sports and geocaching - treasure hunts using GPS devices - playing sports are examples of fun activities that are physically active. For those who are into video and computer games, a whole field of "exergaming" has come on the scene recently with games such as the Wii, where you can play fun video games and be physically active at the same time. The Drayson Center, located on the campus of Loma Linda University, houses the Xrtainment Zone, a facility that has a variety of exergames where people can play video games while getting a workout.

Exercise has been called the "magic bullet" because of its long list of benefits that it can provide, if only we would take our daily dose. Don't let excuses keep you from enjoying these benefits that are free to all who pay the price of a little sweat