Why Do Most Health and Fitness Programs Fail?
We hear it a lot – Someone takes a gym membership and then lets it die without a whimper. Someone takes up a diet and then returns to
gluttony the next weekend. Someone does a great deal of expensive shopping from big-name brands for morning routines and then wears
the filthily expensive tracksuit for lounging around at home. This bug is all around us – People make grandiose plans to start health and
fitness programs and then let go of them at the drop of a hat. What goes wrong?
When we hear about the failure of diets or gym programs all around us, usually it isn’t their fault. Usually it is the fault of the people who
started with much hoo-ha about going through these programs, telling all their friends and colleagues about it, and then did not follow those
programs through to the end. The people who leave midway do not see the benefits, of course, and the commercial fitness enterprises lose
What the world needs today isn’t a new health or fitness program, but it needs motivation. It needs the right kind of mindset to follow
through with whatever program they have chosen to the very end. If they can do that, most of the health problems that are related to
lifestyle situations will become passé. And we don’t have to travel to the corners of the earth to find this motivation. The motivation lies
right here, within us; we only need to search it and use it.
And this we need to do before even thinking of joining a health program. So the next time you see that a program has failed or is receiving a lot of criticism, remember that the criticism isn’t probably because the program stands on shaky ground. In most cases, it is because people
began with great intentions and then did not follow the program as 1they should have.