Why?

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
Martha Graham

The how is not nearly as important as the WHY

Top Ten Reasons People Exercise:

Percent of participants of fitness activities age 18 and older
who said the goal was “somewhat to very important”.

 

Females

 

Males

10 Improve self-esteem 76.2% 10 Time for self 75.3%
9 Enjoy exercise 77.9% 9 Keep flexibility 75.6%
8 Time for self 79.3% 8 Enjoy exercise 76.1%
7 Reduce stress 80.5% 7 Build strength 76.5%
5 (tie) Keep flexibility 81.3% 6 Reduce Stress 77.1%
5 (tie) Cardiovascular benefits 81.3% 5 Feeling good after 81.7%
4 Muscle tone 84.3% 4 Weight control 81.8%
3 Increased energy 86.0% 3 Cardiovascular benefits 81.9%
2 Feeling good after 86.6% 2 Increased energy 83.0%
1 Most cited reason for exercise, females:”Weight control!” 87.5% 1 Most cited reason for exercise, males:”Muscle tone!” 84.7%

Source: Fitness Products Council/IHRSA/American Sports Data,
Inc., Reprinted in SGMA’s “Tracking the fitness movement” reports.

The American Institute of Reboundology, Inc. is a member of the
SGMA (Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association).

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