Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Don't feel like exercising?
Researchers at the Univ of Pennsylvania say motivation to exercise waxes and wanes in any normal person.
Week to week, motivation can change a lot, says David Conroy, professor of kinesiology.
Conroy and his team took 33 college students and gauged their intentions to be active and their actual activity over a 10-week period.
The results, in the Feb issue of J of Sport and Exercise Psychology, were that motivation fluctuated a lot.
For some motivation was high on the weekend. For others, during the week.
The key, they thought, was to weave exercise into the day so motivation was not such a factor.
Maybe--what—selling the car? Wearing a pedometer all the time?