According to new research, one in three Americans would stop having sex for a year to instantly achieve their fitness goals.
That is not all they would be willing to do: a survey of 2,000 Americans found that a quarter of respondents are so desperate to achieve their fitness goals that they would even be willing to spend a week in jail to achieve them in an open and close your eyes. .
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The study examined respondents' attitudes about fitness, well-being and what motivates them, revealing that 68 percent feel so overwhelmed to maintain a fitness routine that they would rather avoid starting completely. Sixty percent also reported that they simply do not know enough about health and fitness to start their own routine.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Freeletics, a lifestyle and fitness training application, the survey also found that 67 percent do not know what healthy habits they should create and maintain in their lives.
To make things easier, three out of four respondents said a personal trainer would help them achieve their goals more efficiently. And 69 percent of respondents say that the only What would put them in shape is the help of a personal trainer, but the price seems to be dissuasive. It makes sense, then, that 76 percent of Americans surveyed said they wanted a personal trainer to be more affordable.
It turns out that social networks really play an important role in motivating Americans to exercise; A little more than three quarters of respondents reported having followed influential people to stay fit. Another 85 percent of respondents said they are motivated by comparing their progress through photos and measurements, and even selfies.
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Despite these motivators, respondents admitted some common reasons to justify not exercising or maintaining healthy habits.
Topping the list of excuses was the classic "I don't have enough time" (35 percent), while 26 percent of respondents also reported that they are concerned that they may have passed the point of no return, saying they are no longer fit . .
A quarter of respondents also said they are too stressed to exercise and maintain healthy habits.
This seems to be a trend, as respondents who report feel stressed an average of three days per week. 11 percent of respondents even said they felt stressed five to six days a week.
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However, Americans take measures more frequently to combat their stressors, as respondents reported that they meditate an average of 4.6 hours a week. Sixty-five percent reported that practicing mindfulness and meditation is a priority for them.
However, one of the main barriers to practicing mindfulness was a busy and distracted mind (47 percent).
‘It is important to find an exercise routine that works for you and your schedule, but it is also equally important to train your mind. If you reduce stress and sleep better, you will also have better performance, "said Dr. Peter Just, Team Leader Experience at Freeletics, about the results.
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See below for more study results.
The 5 main excuses for not exercising or maintaining healthy habits
- I don't have time (35 percent)
- I don't see results (28 percent)
- I feel that I am no longer fit (26 percent)
- I don't have the motivation (26 percent)
- The gym is far away (25 percent)
The best things people would do to instantly complete their fitness goals
- Just eat simple oatmeal for each meal, for a full year (33 percent)
- Shave my head (30 percent)
- Spend a month alone, in the forest without electricity (29 percent)
- Give up sex for one year (29 percent)
- Give up all electronic devices for a full month (26 percent)
- Spend a week in jail (25 percent)
- Queue at the DMV for a full day (24 percent)
- Lose your voice for a year (21 percent)
- Do not shower or bathe for two weeks (21 percent)