Most of us want to be healthy and fit, but not everyone achieves that goal. What stands in the way of regular, routine exercise? Motivation science researchers discovered the answer to this question back in 2011, and it just might surprise you.
The Research Findings
While most people assume that a lack of motivation is the driving factor in this fitness crisis, that’s actually not the case. It’s true that motivation may be one factor in why people work out, just as perceived value, guilt, and shame contribute to people’s chances of exercising. But what trumped all these factors to be defined as the leading predictor? Convenience.
People who find convenient ways to work out in their day-to-day lives are more likely to stick with an exercise regimen. Check out these five tips to make exercise more convenient.
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