How to trick yourself into exercising


Finding the time to exercise is a challenge, especially if you don’t enjoy it. Fortunately, you can trick yourself into making exercise a habit.

Trick yourself into exercising

Consistent exercisers have made exercise a habit triggered by a cue, such as hearing the morning alarm and heading for the gym first thing in the morning without even thinking about it.

This kind of habit is referred to as “an instigation habit,” and it’s the only factor able to predict a person’s ability to maintain an exercise regimen over the long-term.

Rethink rewards

Reframing your thoughts about the rewards of exercise, focusing on the immediate – how you feel right after exercising – rather than long-term rewards, can also make your exercise habit stick.

Watch and learn

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