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3 Psychological Motivators That Will Help You Exercise More.

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Why do you exercise? Is it to lose weight, get stronger, or just stay in shape? Whatever your reasons are, research shows that you’re more likely to stick with it if you exercise because of 3 psychological motivators: purpose, progress, and pride. Let’s take a look at each one of these motivators and how you can use them to keep yourself motivated and exercising regularly.

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Start with a goal.

If you want to live a healthier life, one of the best things you can do is exercise. But what really motivates people to work out? Scientists know that different factors affect our willingness to exercise differently. Here are three psychological motivators that might just get you motivated to lace up your shoes and go for a jog: 1) Discipline. Why are some people so good at exercising and others aren’t? Well, it’s likely because those who excel at sticking with their fitness routine have set goals for themselves and stick to them. When people start thinking about their fitness as a daily commitment, they’re more likely to stay committed than those who don’t plan anything before they workout 2) Determination. Another reason some people find exercising easy while others struggle could be due to how hard they try. For example, research has shown that when someone sets an exercise goal like running 10 miles a week or doing 100 pushups in 10 days, they are more likely to accomplish it than if they had only set a vague goal like running or doing pushups sometimes. 3) Acceptance. Finally, one reason why not everyone likes exercising may be due to how society views physical activity-some think exercise is only for young, slim individuals or women who want to look good in tight clothes.

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2) Use visual reminders.

It’s not easy to work up the motivation to get off the couch and head to the gym, especially when there are so many distractions like good food on TV or a stressful day at work. This can lead to days or weeks of feeling unmotivated, and before you know it you’ve gained weight, eaten way too much junk food, skipped exercise altogether, and have no energy. Luckily there are a few tricks that can help you stay motivated! One is visual reminders. If you post pictures of yourself looking fit and healthy on your fridge, bathroom mirror, or desk at work, this will give you an extra push to exercise in order to maintain your current level of fitness. Another trick is thinking about what will happen if you don’t exercise. What would happen if those jeans don’t fit anymore? What would happen if your muscles shrink? These thoughts should be enough motivation for most people who want to avoid negative outcomes down the road.

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3) Adjust your perspective.

Exercise may seem like the last thing you want to do, but it’s necessary. It will help you build a sense of discipline and determination while relieving some of the stress that has been accumulating. There is also good food out there that can actually make your exercise feel easier and more rewarding. So stop making excuses, set achievable goals, and give yourself permission to get in shape!

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 4) Look at the light and forget the darkness:Working out might not seem as though it would be a thing you want to do, but it is necessary. It will help you to build discipline and determination while reducing some of the stress that you’ve been feeling. 2) Replace old habits with new ones: If waking up at 5 am for a morning run doesn’t sound appealing, try incorporating short bursts of exercise throughout your day (park further away from work or school). 3) Be intentional about what gets done when: Once work is over (or after taking care of those pesky emails), go home and get moving!

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