10 ways to make yourself work out, even if you don’t want to.

By Wendy Clinch •  Updated: 08/07/18 •  4 min read

Here’s a riddle for you:

Fozzie Bear

Q: How is working out similar to going to the dentist?

A: For a lot of people, it’s like pulling teeth!

As Fozzie Bear would say, Woka, Woka!

Okay, so not that funny. But bear with me, Fozzie fans, because I can see I’ve touched a nerve.

I promise, no more dental (or bear) humor.  Because this is serious: When it comes to working out, many people have difficulty getting motivated. This is something we’ve been discussing quite a bit over at TheSkiDiva.com. And with good reason, too. A lot of people would rather do anything than regularly exercise.

Consider this: According to a study done by the CDC, one in four Americans never exercise. Official guidelines recommend that adults get a minimum of 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate aerobic activity a week, plus two muscle strengthening sessions of any length.

As skiers, this makes no sense.

We should know better. I’m sure it’s what contributes to the plethora of articles after Labor Day to get in shape for ski season. But if you stay in shape all year, you’re already in shape. Plus there’s this: According to Medline.gov, exercise offers all the following benefits:

That should be enough for motivation. But if it’s still not enough to get you off the couch, here are some things you can do to get yourself moving:

Related Posts