Education and Family


Dr. Christina Hibbert

Motherhood – Overcoming Roadblocks (& Excuses) to Exercise, for Mental (& Physical) Health

“I don’t have time to exercise.” “I’m too busy, tired, and/or stressed.” “It’s just too hard!’ If these, or other roadblocks (or excuses!) have blocked your success and motivation with exercise, then this show is for you! Research shows exercise not only helps us get physically fit; it’s also key to greater physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. As I learned while researching and writing “8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise,” exercise is one of the best things we can do for greater happiness, health, wellness, and overall life satisfaction–literally acting like medicine in the treatment and prevention of mental and physical illness.
If exercise is so magical, however, then why do so many of us (over 80%!) fail to make exercise a habit? I’m talking with my sister- and brother-in-law, Lindsay and Tyler Elmer, in today’s episode, about how we can identify and overcome the roadblocks that keep us from exercise, and how we can implement new habits to start and keep us exercising for life. Lindsay and Tyler shared their experiences in “8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise,” and I invited them to inspire you with the things they’ve learned along their journey!
And in my “Dr. Christi’s Simple Solutions” segment, I’m talking with Mandy Woodhouse, director of the Zion Ponderosa Resort’s Women’s Adventure Retreat. They’ve invited me to be their guest at this amazing, activity-filled event, and I can’t wait to share it with you! What better way to start, and stay, exercising than to make it fun and adventurous!