QUIZ

Barriers are things that get in the way of making a change and staying with it. In the categories below, select one or more barriers which keep you from living a healthier life. When you are finished, click submit to discover ways to overcome your barriers!


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Barriers to Physical Activity

Sticking to a regular physical activity schedule isn't easy. But once you identify your barriers, you will have taken the first step to overcoming them!

I can't afford it
I don't have enough time
I don't have anyone to go with
I'm worried about my safety
I'm not in a good place physically or mentally to exercise
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Barriers to Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

Changing your eating habits takes time and practice. But it's important to stay on track and keep trying. Finding your barriers and learning how to get around them can help you reach your healthy eating goals.

I can't afford them
I don't know what to buy at the store
I don't have a consistent way to get to a store that offers fruits and vegetables
I don't have time/don't know how to prepare or cook fruits and vegetables
I have a chronic health condition that makes it difficult to incorporate fruits and vegetables

Results

Barriers to Physical Activity

I can't afford it

There are many free and low-cost options when it comes to physical activity in our area such as Act2 and the YMCA. Find the one that fits for your budget and lifestyle, then you'll be more likely to stick with it. Check them out under the Money section! Read More

I don't have enough time

Getting your recommended physical activity for the day doesn't have to happen all at once. Ten minute bursts of physical activity can help your body and mind. Find some great ways to incorporate activity into your busy schedule here under the Time section: Read More

I don't have anyone to go with

Working out with a friend or group is a great way to stay motivated and meet your fitness goals.There are many others looking for a workout buddy. Check out some ideas to get started under the Social-Safety-Ability section: Read More

I'm worried about my safety

When starting any new fitness routine, it’s important to start at the right level and be safe. Talk with your health care provider first to get tips to prevent injuries. Then, check out some helpful tips under the Social-Safety-Ability section: Read More

I'm not in a good place physically or mentally to exercise

Regular exercise is very important for both mental and physical health. If you suffer from a chronic disease, physical activity can help you manage your symptoms. Get started under the Social-Safety-Ability section: Read More

Barriers to Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

I can't afford them

When money is tight it can be difficult to choose healthy options. But eating on a budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your health. Find out how to meal plan, buy in bulk, and other great tips on our Fruits and Vegetables page. Also, check out the Eligibility page: http://myhealthylifespokane.org/eligibility to find out if you might be eligible for Basic Food benefits. Read More

I don't know what to buy at the store

You are not alone, many people struggle with knowing what to purchase at the store. Grocery shopping can be overwhelming, making it difficult to lead a healthier lifestyle. Check out these suggestions to keep you on track: Read More

I don't have a consistent way to get to a store that offers fruits and vegetables

Fresh produce can be heavy and bulky. Check out these options to make sure you get healthy food on a regular basis in the Access section: Read More

I don't have time/don't know how to prepare or cook fruits and vegetables

Life can be stressful, but cooking doesn't have to be. Find some quick meal and snacks ideas here under the Easy Prep and Scheduling section! Read More

I have a chronic health condition that makes it difficult to incorporate fruits and vegetables

Eating a balanced diet helps ease the effects of a range of diseases and conditions. Find free healthy meal plans and recipes for specific conditions here under the Easy Prep and Scheduling section: Read More

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