The 7 Deadly Excuses That Prevent You From Stretching
There's lots of stretching excuses out there.
You know you SHOULD stretch, but it's easy to talk yourself out of it.
You might have the best intentions about starting a stretching routine, yet it's hard to find the motivation to start!
Maybe you've used a stretching excuse before. Like being too self-conscious, too tired or even being too broke to stretch. The We Stretch team has heard ALL the excuses. Heck, we've even used some of them ourselves!
Now, you don't have any excuse not to stretch, because we're busting these excuses right now.
Stretching Excuse #1 - "I don't have enough time to exercise."
It can be hard to set aside time to exercise when there already seems like there aren't enough hours in the day between work and the demands of family. The thought of changing into gym clothes and driving to the gym after a hard day at work isn't appealing to many. Excuse Buster: With the We Stretch app, lack of time isn't an excuse any longer. You are in complete control over the duration of your stretching session. Only have 5 minutes available? We can work with that!
Stretching Excuse #2 - "Exercise is boring."
Doing the same routine over-and-over is deadly boring. Many people give up when they just can't face another day of the exact same moves, in the exact same order. Excuse Buster: Ugh, we hear you on this one.
Is there anything worse than being asked to do the same routine, day-in, day-out? That's why you'll be glad to hear the We Stretch creates custom routines. Every time you log into the app, you'll get a fresh routine, based on the progress of your last session. If you really like a certain routine, you can save it in Favourites and come back to it later.
Stretching Excuse #3 - "I'm too self-conscious for a yoga class."
When you're a few pounds heavier than you'd like, or else your flexibility isn't what it used to be, walking into a yoga class is very intimidating. It's hard not to compare yourself to those bendy, skinny yoga-devotees! Excuse Buster: What a relief it is to know that you can get in an amazing stretching workout from the privacy of your home. There's no reason for you to feel self-conscious when you can workout in private with We Stretch. Yet you can still be social with We Stretch! Challenge your friends to create their own stretching routines, right inside the We Stretch app.
Stretching Excuse #4 - "I'm too tired to exercise."
When you put in a full day at work, then come home to the second shift of cooking, cleaning and laundry, plus running kids to activities, it's no wonder that you feel too exhausted to exercise. Excuse Buster: Somedays it feels hard to get off the couch. But even a few minutes of activity lubricates the joints, increases blood flow to your joints and muscles (which brings nutrients to your cells), and makes you feel energized.
Why not commit to just 10 minutes of stretching, then see how you feel. You might surprise yourself and stay stretching far past your 10 minute time commitment.
Streching Excuse #5 - "I'm not very athletic."
Have bad memories of being the last one picked for a team in gym class? Many of us do, and the scars can last for years and discourage us from being active. Excuse Buster: Really though, being fit isn't about being a jock. It's about doing the best you can with the body you've got! The gentle stretching routines generated by We Stretch are fun and easy to follow. Even if you're not the world's greatest athlete.
Stretching Excuse #6 - "I can't afford gym fees."
When a budget is a concern, the gym membership is one of the first things to go. When the cost of a gym membership can be upwards of $100 per month, it's easy to see why it can be out of reach for many. Excuse Buster: Good news! We Stretch is FREE. Yes, free for anyone with a mobile device. So if your budget has held you back from getting active until now, don't let it hold you back any longer. We want everyone to enjoy the benefits of active living - that's why we're making We Stretch available at no-cost.
Stretching Excuse # 7 "I'm afraid of hurting myself."
If you've injured yourself in the past, it's natural to be reluctant to exercise. And starting a stretching routine can really feel scary if you're not sure how to stretch. Excuse Buster: You'll be glad to know that we developed We Stretch in consultation with a Registered Physiotherapist. We want to make sure that We Stretch is safe AND effective for everyone.
When you first start using We Stretch, you might even feel that it's too easy. That's because We Stretch is a progressive app. This means you'll start off slowly with We Stretch because our app is learning your preferences. Gradually, your sessions will increase in intensity. You'll always feel challenged but never overwhelmed.
Don't Let Excuses Get in Your Way Any Longer!
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