Five exercise fears to overcome today

Five exercise fears to overcome today

How to get past the most common work out worries, including using Always Discreet if you’re concerned about leaks.

A lot of us don’t need to get to the gym to break out into a sweat – the thought of joining one is enough. It’s so easy to think it’s too intimidating and everyone else will be fitter, younger, thinner and more flexible.

1. Everyone will be looking at me

Most of this will empathise with feeling self-conscious, especially if we’re not stick-thin and 22. So just remember how self-absorbed most people are! They’re much more likely to be worrying about their workout – or whether everyone’s looking at them!

2. I might hurt myself

This is a pretty legitimate fear – no one likes pain! The best advice here is that, if you’re new to an activity, you should start slowly and build up. It’s also important to recognize the difference between tired muscles and something hurting.

What about avoiding injury, particularly if you want to try a more ‘risky’ activity? While you can never be 100% safe, you’ll hugely reduce the risk of hurting yourself by getting proper instruction.

3. I might leak

Did you know that one in three women suffer from a sensitive bladder – and that exercise can cause leaks?

No need (or excuse!) to keep away from the gym though. You just need protection you can trust. Always Discreet is a range of pantyliners pads and underwear that will make worrying about leaks a thing of the past.

4. I’ll sweat

Whoever came up with the old adage about ladies ‘merely glowing’ has a lot to answer for! Sweating is a perfectly natural process and is how your body cools itself down.

However, if you still feel self-conscious about getting sweaty, why not invest in some workout clothes in performance fabrics that wick away moisture.

5. I might fail

This is a crazy worry when you think about it! We’re quite happy to tell our kids and grandkids that if they don’t try they can’t succeed, yet we’re worried about making fools of ourselves by ‘failing’ at Zumba, Pilates, whatever.

Ask yourself the question: who really cares? And remember that letting go of a fear of failure is very liberating.

What are your tips for ditching exercise fears? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Set a goal

Audsgirls 20/04/2017

Try to set yourself a small goal and focus on it rather than worrying what others think. After you've achieved your initial goal then set yourself another one and just keep going. Getting started is always the hardest

Listen to music

18/04/2017

Plug in those earphones & forget whatever else is going on around you! It's particularly great if you are out walking or jogging!

Little and often

18/04/2017

Recovering from cancer I piled on the weight, 14 months ago I joined slimming world, started walking for 30 minutes once or twice a day whatever the weather and attend aqua aerobic classes at my local gym so far I am over 3 and a half stone lighter feel 20 years younger and well. Give it a go its the best gift you can give yourself.

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