Our motivation to get active is too often about our weight or body image. As a society where 68.8% of our population is overweight or obese, this is probably thought of as a good thing. However, research shows that we actually spend less time exercising when weight loss and better health are our motivation. So why should we get moving?
Next time you’re debating putting your sneakers on, don’t think about your weight or what you ate for lunch. Instead, think about how exercise makes you feel in the short term and its immediate ability to enhance your overall life one day at a time. Above all else, choose an activity that YOU enjoy. We’re more prone to keep doing what we like, not what burns the most calories, is the new hype, or what we think we should be doing. Find out more ways to boost your exercise motivation in New York Time’s recent article ”Rethinking Exercise…”