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Why People Hate To Exercise?

March 16th, 2008 · 8 Comments ·


Most people have read about the benefits of exercising. Study after study shows that regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure but many still choose not to working out.

Have you wonder why people hate to exercise? Now, here are some of the reasons I could think of:

  • Fear and Intimidation. Before you want to play tennis, you worry about your friends may laugh at you for knowing nothing about the rules. You want to go swimming, but you fear that your big tummy will get unnecessary attention. You want to work out in gym but you feel embarrassed that you do not know how to use the machines. You want to join a dance class but you afraid that you have no rhythm in the aerobic classes. Because of the feeling of fear, many decided not to exercise.
  • Lack of time. Lots of workaholics thought that they have to spend more than an hour to work out. Some people do not know how to manage their time and exercising is the last thing in their priority list. They have time for a pint of beer at the pub, but not a 45-minutes of jogging or even brisk walking after work.


  • Impatient with slow results. Nowadays, people want to do everything fast and they want instant result. (Guess that is why instant noodle and fast food are popular). The truth is, seeing and feeling the benefits of exercise does take time. Many people give up too early before they get there. Some people are still looking for the magic exercise to lose fat and build muscles instantly.
  • Money. Most people think they must have an expensive gym membership to start off. They want expensive branded sport shoes. They have the mindset – either I get that or I will never start exercising. Some think, “Let’s wait until I can pay the gym package. As for now, I will just eat my burger and watch TV.”
  • Lack of support and motivation. Without the encouragement from spouse, friend, or family member, it is easy to give up. In fact, whatever the excuses are for hating to exercise, in the end, it is a lack of motivation that keeps us from exercising.


So, can the above mindset being changed?

Yes. It is the determination. Check out the article of How To Motivate Yourself To Exercise? Top 7 Secrets Finally Uncovered and also other article on Motivation category at the sidebar and read some of the inspiring stories there. You will be motivated to exercise and stay healthy!



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  • sylvesteR // Mar 17, 2008 at 1:48 AM

    Mun, you missed something out I think. Some people hate exercising due to something called ‘laziness.’

  • CekikDarah // Mar 17, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    People give a lot of excuses on everything. Joining a gym for example, requires discipline and commitment and I personally know a person who tells himself that he cannot afford to join a gym yet, but I feel that he needs to join a gym in order to improve himself health-wise to be able to accomplish more in his career.

    Just like Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad vs Poor Dad:

    Poor dad: It’s because I have you kids that I can’t be rich.

    Rich dad: it’s because I have you kids that I MUST be rich.

  • surfnux // Mar 17, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    nice. Thanks for sharing. Actually, companion does helps a lot when exercising as well. Like, if you have a few or group of friends who are really into exercising, from time to time, you will realize that you take turn to motivate each other to exercise.

    And always make the exercise the fun way. It will help.

  • Thomas Bailey // Apr 15, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    If money is the problem, try walking, which is free. If time is the problem, and your destination is reasonably close, walk or bike there.

  • shivvir // Jun 4, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    only one thing matters. what you feel about yourself and how strongly do you feel to do anything about it.
    if you feel from inside, youll spring to action. else…….
    lots of excuses

  • Belieu3892 // Jun 3, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Between me and my Hubby we have dropped around 125 pounds sticking with good diet plans.

  • Reestus Rat // Nov 7, 2010 at 4:43 AM

    How to get into exercise:
    Find a half-witted exercise junkie who’s single figure IQ can’t grasp the fact you hate exercise. Follow them into a dark alley and systematically beat them with a length of wood for thirty minutes. Start by simply trying to bruise them but over time, increase the intensity until you break bones. Repeat three times per week. Simples!

  • Jean-Francois Perreault // Feb 17, 2011 at 6:08 PM


    how can they leave out that exercise is efffing painful

    and that you can’t think during and half an hour after you do it ?

    it’s like these people have no idea what it is like to hate doing exercise ?!

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