It’s really a poor long-term motivator for lifestyle change. Here’s why:
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“I know I need more exercise, but I just can’t stay motivated.” In wellness, we hear this a lot — from the people we serve, as well as family and friends; we may have even said it ourselves.
The problem, according to motivation scientist Michelle Segar, is that most people start with the wrong whys. In No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness (AMACOM, 2015), Dr. Segar offers a captivating case for changing the way we think about — and promote — physical activity.