Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Your Type Of Motivation Can Predict Your Exercise Success

We all exercise for different reasons, but research shows if you workout to feel better, you're more likely to stay motivated than if you just work out to look better.  There are three motivation types: visual, auditory and kinesthetic.  Visual types are driven by appearance.  Auditory types are driven by compliments.  Kinesthetic types concentrate on well-being.  The most successful exercisers fall into the kinesthetic category.  A primary motivator for people who work out regularly is that they feel better, something that registers right away versus an aesthetic improvement that can take weeks to see.  To stay motivated, focus on how exercise makes you feel better. 

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