The 4 Blockages to Physical Activity

19 December, 2019 ,

These days, there are virtual workouts available at home, a growing popularity of running and marathons, a general encouragement to travel by bike, and large gyms available around every corner, which makes physical activity much easier to integrate into our daily lives. However, despite this new accessibility, certain obstacles can still block part of the population from being active. The 4 main factors being: the regard of others, a lack of motivation, the cost of training, and the fear of injury, can prevent some people from being active.

The regard of others

Many are deprived of physical activity because they fear the judgement of others. Large gyms can often lead to a sense of comparison. Indeed, seeing people perform more complex exercises, or having a body of a different size or shape, can bring a feeling of inferiority. This creates self-esteem issues that prevent people from doing their favorite activity. It is for this reason that several kinesiologists have come together to create private or semi-private training rooms.

The motivation

Several factors influence the motivation to move. And it can take a while before physical activity becomes a part of everyday life. For example, a lack of time and fatigue can interrupt our evening plans to be active. To stay motivated, you’ll need to find an activity that you like or have a workout plan with a physical activity professional. Knowing that your kinesiologist is waiting for a scheduled session gives one a lot more motivation, as well as knowing that it is not possible to cancel at the last minute. Thus, there will be no evening in front of the television this time.

The cost

The budget allocated to different types of physical activity is frequently the aspect that holds the most people back from being active. Did you know that your regular physical activity may be reimbursed by your insurance company? If it is not, encourage your employer to add the services of a kinesiologist to your group insurance coverage.

The fear of getting hurt

Everyone wants to avoid an injury. There are inherent risks in any physical activity, but when one is well supervised it is easy to avoid them. Performing the physical movement the proper way, to avoid taxing or injuring your muscles, or choosing the right weights for your training, is essential to avoid getting hurt. To prevent injury, kinesiologists can build personalized training programs based on their analysis.

The role of a kinesiologist is to help people move and perform physical activity safely. Calling on their services to help you overcome your fears or apprehensions about training can be the step in the right direction that you are needing. The expertise and professional autonomy of your kinesiologist will help you to feel confident while you are actively improving your health.

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Federation des kinesiologues du Quebec

Kinesiology is defined as the use of muscle testing to identify imbalances in the body’s structural energy. Kinesiologists undertake years of training to be able to help their clients maintain and regain physical fitness. Headed by the FKQ, kinesiologists write about rehabilitation, prevention and performance.

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