Okay, So I have been gone for a little bit but I have tons of blog post to post about today since the semi event is over now, I will post the rest of everything today. This is the third excuse “I don’t don’t like to sweat” and because of this excuse people think that in order to stay fit you have to sweat and perspire. The truth of the matter is, that is false. Not everyone sweats and not everyone does exercise that enables their sweat glands to work. I know for a fact that there are many ways to stay fit and exercise without having to get all wet and stinky. If this is one of your excuses, read below.
- use a good deodorant
- do non-fatiguing exercises
- do non-vigorous exercises
- try doing yoga
- don’t layer yourself in clothes when you want to exercise
- don’t wear cotton when you exercise
- workout in a cool environment
- instead of running, walk briskly
- lift lighter weights and more reps
- take a shower after your workout so you don’t have the feeling of being sweaty bothering you
- drinks tons of liquids
Now this is a small list of things, but these are very important to consider when you exercise for those of you whom do not like to get sweaty. I find that people also believe that because you sweat means you are losing weight and although that might be true, it normally is just water weight but its not enough to notice on a scale most of the time. Working out doesn’t have to be a “dirty” job, there are classes you can take and exercises you can do without having to sweat. Thank you for reading, please follow, share, comment and like!
So in one of my exercise science classes I am taking, we are going to have a booth where each of us in the class have to choose an issue with physical activity and nutrition within our campus (why students/faculty don’t stay active or eat healthy) We each have to choose a catchy headline that will sway the students/faculty to come to our booth and here some solutions we have to offer, In my case I think I already know what topics I am choosing for each and the headline I want to use to reel people in, I thought maybe this would be a good blog post for no other reason then even though this is talking about college students and faculty, this really relates to anyone in the world- all their issues are the same issues people outside of the demographic have and I want to capitalize on the fact there are solutions to every excuse. For this blog post, I will give you all a look inside the topics our students came up with as to why people on campus choose to not stay active (gym, exercise..ect) and why they choose to not eat healthy. Here are reasons my class came up with:
- Time (Don’t have time)
- Convenience (not convenient to their schedule, location, transportation, ect)
- no sweat (some people don’t like to sweat or think that when you workout you have to sweat)
- Support (some people don’t have the support, motivation, friends, family, peers)
- Money (they can’t afford a gym membership)
- confidence (they feel intimidated inside a gym, don’t like how they look so don’t want others to notice, scared, low self esteem, ect)
- Food labels (don’t pay attention to the food labels)
- taste (don’t like the taste of healthy foods)
- confusion (don’t understand what eating healthy means and lack knowledge about nutrition)
- Money (believe healthier foods are more expensive)
- myths (believe in these myths about what eating healthy entails)
- diets (don’t like dieting because it doesn’t work, think they have to diet in order to eat healthy, ect)
- Don’t get enough sleep (which makes them more stressed)
- get stressed out (then they don’t want to sleep or eat)
- get stressed out and then eat more
- have sleeping issues they haven’t dealt with
All of these things I have listed are the things my class came up with it, now there may be other answers & by all means please feel free to add whatever you would like because I plan on sharing solutions to each one. I want people to be aware of the excuses they use when they say “I can’t” and I want them to know the solutions so they can make it a “I will”. For my booth, I am going to talk about ways to stay active without having to go to a gym (which will help with time management for students/faculty both), for nutrition I am going to talk about how to eat healthy without dieting by using moderation & instead of restriction,/fad diets. So with this being said, I will make a post for each one of these excuses and give a solution. I want to make sure if anyone is in this situation, that I can help you and teach you and give you more to think about. If you are someone who has something to add to this list, leave it in comments, message me, whatever works so I can make sure that I talk about it.
Sorry for being absent these past 7 plus days, I have been busy with school and clinicals but I promise I will try to make more time for blogging and start back up again on a schedule. Right now it’s a little hard because I am constantly busy but my goal is one blog a week or at least 2 blogs a week just to make sure my followers know I am still around. I appreciate all of you who continue to read my blogs, please feel free to share them, comment, follow, and like. Thank you.
People have been writing blogs and the news have been blaring with the new barbie dolls that are going to be released soon (if they haven’t already). I have heard good and bad responses and mostly due to the fact parents feel some type of way. Now after hearing both sides of the argument, one being “barbies weren’t made to be plus size, they are trademarked as every girls fantasy to be beautiful” and “I think this is a good idea because now every race and body type is a trademark of what it means to be beautiful”. I have came to my own opinion and conclusion: Barbie is a doll, a doll doesn’t represent you or me, a doll is only a doll and if this doll bothers you so much because of its shape, weight or color then maybe you need help. Now don’t call me an asshole because I am not one, let me explain my point. Firstly I will say that I am happy we are expanding our minds and becoming more open minded with different body types and races of dolls, I do think it’s wonderful and I believe it will go a long way in our history books. 2ndly, I am all for variety and changes in this particular situation, and 3rdly I never played with dolls to care much about them in the first place.
Now let me explain why I feel like this whole Barbie transformation idea shouldn’t get people’s panties in a bunch and shouldn’t be your smile for the week. First off, If you have a problem with a barbie doll being plus size, then I already know your issue, you have a simple mind & you should fix that narrow mind of yours because this is 2016 and people don’t aim to please you. Sorry. Not sorry. If you are extremely happy about this commotion and it somehow made you feel better about yourself (unless you are a child) you should probably begin to wonder why and then figure out how you can feel good about yourself without Barbies help. I understand this is no different then having “plus size” models, but lets be honest about this; we should be happy but we shouldn’t be celebrating this because guess what? kids are going to ask why and guess what? most kids didn’t play with barbie because of her size they just liked her for her. At some point when you go to the store to choose a barbie doll for your child, and you ask them what barbie they want and they still choose the “skinnier” one, for some reason I feel like parents will then and only then explain to their children that size doesn’t define beauty; then somehow pressure their child to getting the new barbie instead because your belief system is saying “I want her to play with the new one because it looks more like mommy or he/she needs this new one because the skinny ones are no longer the cool ones” whatever it takes so you can feel good about yourself as a guardian/parent. By all means please continue to treat this newsflash as a beginning to something new but don’t have such high expectations just because you believe the “plus size” one is “better”.
Barbie shouldn’t be your example of beauty. Beauty should be taught from the inside out, not be a superficial, materialistic way of thinking. If this new barbie transformation has you preaching to friends, family, your kids, ect about how amazing this is, then you need to rethink your reasons as to why because if saying “she is no longer a stick figure” or “the plus size ones are prettier” or “the skinny ones don’t look like you or me” are your reasons, then you are choosing the wrong reasons to be proud of this new addition. Don’t forget, body shaming comes from both sides of the spectrum and it’s not fair to make such statements about one size over the other because no one is the same. Again, I will state I am happy about this Barbie transformation but I am happy because it shows me how the world is evolving and getting away from standards and allowing children to recognize the good in all types of people. I don’t think it has anything to do with the weight, I look beyond that and recognize the good that can come from being different. You should too.
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