Why is it so difficult to start a exercise routine? How does PTSD affects the exercise habits and how to overcome it?

Alice O.
It is a habit, once we let go off exercising we form a habit not to exercise. So to form the habit again just start slow and small until it becomes a habit as well
Kelly F.
It is always hard to start something new, going into unknown territories! Also, it takes time to see the progress (at least at week), that would encourage us to do more. Honestly, it is hard to get in shape (hyperventilating, muscle pain). It gets better with time
Gir O Q.
Its good because it helps you to stretche your muscles.PTSD I don't alot about that one,sorry I can't give you this infomation
Neil F.
When you start an exercise routine you don't need a buddy for pushing you. You need to be alone and just think that you are exercising for you. When I started it was an escape from my problems. I started running. Every day I thought that I run away from a problem. And Every I became better. Then all this transformed in a routine.
Amelia C.
Starting an exercise routine is difficult for some people who might not be the "sporty" type.
I recommend a class, or a friend who can motivate and join you. Think small, like a short walk together, then gradually add to the minutes.
PTSD can be debilitating for many activities.
Again, I recommend a small class, where interactions are easy going; and fun.
Jeffery F.
It's hard to form habits. Especially if you mentally look at the exercise ahead of you as something negative. In addition to training your body you're retraining your mind to see the positive benefits of exercise and see it as a positive thing you want to do and look forward to doing. Also, body at rest tends to stay at rest. Not sure about PTSD. Start small with quick 5-7 min exercises in the morning that don't seem overwhelming. It took me months to form the habit. With lots of failed attempts. Don't let it get you down.
Gabriella B.
I can't help with the PTSD. But, as a person with disabilities, I've made minor changes that make the barriers controllable. For example, I can't go outside if it is below 50°. So, I have a box inside with kettle bells, bands, mats, etc. I also use some of the fantastic apps that put together the kind of workout I want to do. Now, even if it's cold, there is no excuse for not getting in a work out.
Apr Gio C.
The answer is that if you didn’t before, creating a challenge or a new habbet, it’s hard! You can do anything though(If u try)
Jonathan U.
Mostly it's the sense of not knowing how to exactly start the exercise as in to go for a walk, exercise or some other form. Determining how to proceed with the exercise beforehand makes it easier to get on with it.
No comments regarding PTSD.