Sport is murder, you’ve probably heard that before, haven’t you? Of course you hear that again and again, after all, sport can really be dangerous. It is also really exhausting. In general, there are certainly more good reasons why you shouldn’t exercise than to do it.
Thanks to the ongoing fitness trend, however, more and more self-proclaimed fitness apostles are walking around, telling everyone that one should do more sport and eat healthier. It often doesn’t matter whether the person even wants to hear it. No, you could almost think that they get louder the less the other person wants to know about it.
In contrast, far too little is heard on the other side. It is time to change that and openly to shed light on the downsides of regular strength and endurance sports. Therefore, I would like to introduce you to the following 7 reasons why you shouldn’t do sports. That gives you good arguments for the next discussion with one of these annoying sports fanatics.
Are there any good reasons for you not to do sports? There is not much to oppose to the following arguments.
1) It is not important to you to look good
Let’s not kid ourselves, people who do sport regularly and ideally also eat reasonably well simply look better than those who do not do sport and eat poorly. There are many good reasons for this.
Exercise and nutrition have a significant impact on physique, posture and physical health. All of this leads to a healthier and therefore more attractive appearance. In addition, a positive development can also lead to greater acceptance of one’s own reflection.
This in turn has a positive effect on self-confidence and thus charisma. In turn, a positive charisma is also perceived as attractive by most people.
Wanting to look good is of course also pretty superficial. If you’d rather not look good at all and be considered attractive by others, then you should really stop doing sport.
2) You like to be in a bad mood
Endorphins and other happiness hormones are released during exercise. Among other things, this leads to the good feeling that many people love so much after training. This increases both short and long term physical and mental wellbeing.
The whole thing goes so far that regular exercise has been proven (!) to even help with depression and is now used by some doctors (as a supplement) for treatment.
But if you like to be in a bad mood, then you really shouldn’t do any sports. Not that the bad mood will go away afterwards. Afterwards nobody will recognize you.
3) You don’t have any stress that you want to relieve
Exercise is an important outlet for many people to reduce stress. During exercise, the stress hormone level is reduced in the short term and stress tolerance is increased in the medium to long term. If you do sport regularly, you build up fewer stress hormones and reduce them all the faster. Ultimately, this also has a positive effect on performance.
But it doesn’t matter to you, after all you don’t have any stress that you have to relieve. And even if you did, you certainly wouldn’t need exercise to cope better with it. You would just endure a bit of stress.
4) You do not attach great importance to your health
Regular strength and endurance training is proven to be healthy for your body. Better physical fitness leads, among other things, to better blood circulation and contributes to the good functioning of organs, especially your heart and lungs.
Many of the well-known widespread diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular diseases can also be avoided or their probability of occurrence reduced or at least delayed by years through regular exercise.
However, if you are of the opinion that this health craze is totally exaggerated, that ailments and illnesses are part of life and that one should therefore not try to avoid them, then you should rather not do sports.
5) You are fully satisfied with your mental performance
A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. In fact, regular exercise increases not only your physical, but also your mental performance.
Your brain can work more efficiently through better blood circulation, oxygen and nutrient supply to your brain and a more balanced hormonal balance. Among other things, this has a positive effect on your ability to concentrate and your memory. So you learn faster and forget less.
A particularly great effect can be seen here in childhood. Here we all lay our foundations for our later adult life. Some time ago I read a really interesting study about this that I would have to look for …
But you’re not interested in that anyway, are you?
On the one hand, you are certainly no longer a child and, on the other hand, your mental performance level is completely sufficient for you. So if you don’t want to learn and understand things faster and remember things better, that’s fine. In this case, you should definitely not exercise regularly.
6) You look forward to suffering in old age
We are all getting older. The physical and mental aging process that goes with it cannot be stopped entirely. However, regular exercise and a healthy diet can slow it down to a significant extent. Regular training strengthens muscles, bones and joints and thus prevents physical decline.
Incidentally, this applies not only to the body, but also to the mind. The number of brain cells decreases from around the age of 40. This also reduces mental performance. This process can also be slowed down significantly through exercise and a good diet.
However, you are already looking forward to the muscle loss, the joint pain and your first femoral neck fracture. You can then talk to the other old people about it and complain about the bad nursing staff.
And if you are demented early on, you will not really notice how poor quality of life is anyway Your neglected body can only offer you in old age.
7) You think longevity is overrated
Regular sporting activity increases the statistical life expectancy by 5-10 years. This is of course mainly due to the absence or delayed occurrence of various common and old-age diseases. But beyond that, a positive effect has also been proven. If you also eat healthily, you can pack on it for a few more years.
Those who do sport regularly not only live longer, but are also able to enjoy this time with a better quality of life into old age. Such people can often still pursue active undertakings for a long time after they retire.
If someone lives longer, however, he or she will receive benefits from the pension insurance for longer. Since you know that our pension system is totally overloaded, of course you don’t want that. The world is already overpopulated and the average life expectancy is rising steadily anyway. If you want to counteract this, then it is certainly a good start not to do sports.
Your conclusion, why you shouldn’t do sports
As you can see, there are actually a whole bunch of reasons why you shouldn’t exercise. These are all really stupid, but if you actually share these views, then I probably can’t help you anymore and you really shouldn’t do any sports.
However, I am convinced that we should make the most of our life here on earth. This definitely includes regular exercise, exercise and a healthy diet. Because in the end it brings a significantly higher quality of life.
Believe me: Behind every bad reason not to do sport, there are at least five good reasons to do it. Whoever decides against it is your own fault. However, they should be aware of the consequences of their decisions. I hope I was able to open the eyes of one or the other with this deliberately provocative text.
That doesn’t mean that you should mutate into a professional athlete right now and only eat 100% super strict “clean” and train every day. Because if you do a little sport two or three times a week and / or cycle to work, eat some fruit and vegetables every day and enough protein and Omega 3 fatty acids , then a lot is already done.
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