Most of us think that if we had more time then we’d exercise. If only we were not so busy.
Yet, most of us know of people who are equally, if not more, busy as us, and they do exercise. Yes, we might keep trying to do our daily 30 minutes (and failing), but they’re exercising daily no matter what. Come rain or shine, they’re doing it!
If only we had their motivation.
So if motivation to exercise is what you lack, then you’re desperately trying to increase it. If only you tried harder.
Conventional wisdom says that if you want something bad enough then you’re meant to make it happen, right? So if you wanted to live healthier badly enough, then you’d already be exercising 5 days a week, right?
WRONG. The scientifically studied odds are actually nine to one. Nine to one against you.
At first glance, it’d be safe to assume that the people who want to live healthy and exercise the most, are the people who have already faced severe medical problems because of their unhealthy habits.
I’d assume that when the stakes are to either change or die, then people would take changing their habits very seriously. I’d assume that, say, the people who’ve had by-pass surgery because of unhealthy habits, will live healthier and change their habits after the surgery.
The stakes are as high as they can be, right? These people want to change their habits badly, like really badly.
Their LIFE depends on living healthier.
Well, now let’s look at the facts.
“If you look at people after coronary-artery bypass grafting two years later, 90% of them have not changed their lifestyle.”
- Dr. Edward Miller, dean of the medical school and CEO of the hospital at Johns Hopkins University