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).

 

 

Top Ten Reasons People Do Not Exercise!

10

Apathy! /"Don’t care to."

9

Lack of understanding of the benefits/"Low priority."

8

Embarrassment/Social discomfort

7

Injury/Health problems/Chronic physical discomfort

6

"Boredom!"/Lack of variety

5

Distance/Inconvenience

4

Expense of equipment, clothes, memberships

3

Discouraging/’Not enjoyable."/Bad experience with delayed onset muscle soreness ("DOMS")

2

No energy/’I’m too tired."/Lack of discipline/"Too hard… there’s got to be an easier way!"

1

Number one excuse: "No time in my busy schedule!"

Source: The American Institute of Reboundology, Inc.
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