A number of factors may cause a person who is overweight to avoid or limit exercise. There is always a way if there is a will, either to exercise or to avoid exercise.



(1) work stress

(2) change in jobs

(3) moving

(4) family-related


Concurrent disease:

(1) illness

(2) injury

(3) chronic disability

(4) pain

(5) therapy side effects



(1) lack of adequate resources

(2) unable to get into a regular schedule

(3) lack of a partner or motivator

(4) traveling or vacation



(1) boredom

(2) embarrassment or self-conscious about appearance or ability (common in women)

(3) frustration with seeming lack of progress


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