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Silence the Call of the Couch

There’s a totally legit reason you always seem to fall off the workout wagon: The conventional approach to exercise almost forces you to bail out. So we did a  little research, and we found an article where the experts who specialize in the science of motivation explain how to keep your butt in gear. As it happens, just a few simple behavioral tweaks can silence the call of the couch.

Why People Quit
Research shows that 50% of people who start a new workout program drop out within six months. That’s because the most common reasons given for exercising— have very little to do with you, says Edward Deci, Ph. D., a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, who has studied motivation for decades. In fact, working out to make others happy is the least successful way to compel you to break…

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