Even though most of us can exercise, some of us just decide against it. Many tend to create their own roadblocks that hinder any willfulness to be active physically. Obese women seem to have even more standing in the way of healthy exercise than most people.
The Obesity Society recently revealed that these women come up with more mental blocks that prevent them from exercising than normal or underweight women.
There were 105 overweight and obese women and 173 normal or underweight women in a home-based exercise promotional trial who were surveyed by researchers from the Center for Obesity Research and Education and the kinesiology department at Temple University in Philadelphia. To summarize, the obese women indicated more barriers than the slender women.Â
Some of their blocks included feeling self-conscious about their appearance while exercising, lacking self-discipline, not trying because they hated to fail, having minor aches and pains and feeling too heavy to exercise.Â
At the conclusion of the 12-month follow-up, the overweight or obese women with these mental blocks at the beginning, were found to be less likely to exercise.
Melissa Napolitano, a leading author and associate professor of kinesiology at Temple, said more tailored programs are necessary to help overweight women overcome these roadblocks that stop them from being healthy and active.