Get Fit with a “Pep Talk” Article from Shape Magazine

woman-working-out

When you’re struggling through that last mile or those final few reps, cheer yourself on. Encouraging words can help you exercise significantly longer, according to a new study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. People who said mantras to themselves boosted their endurance and also reported that their workouts felt easier. The key is to have different messages for each stage of your session, says study coauthor Anthony Blanchfield: “Try something motivational at the beginning and middle, then say a phrase about pushing through discomfort at the end.” Statements as simple as “I’m feeling good” and “stay strong” can offer just the lift you need.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s