5 Reasons You Can’t Stick With A Workout

Exercise

#1 You Exercise For External Reasons

With all sources of motivation existing on a spectrum from extrinsic to intrinsic. “Extrinsic motivation involves external rewards and punishment-motivating behavior,” Carter says. “For example, exercising solely to earn points in your company’s health plan is an external reward, and exercising to avoid your partner chiding you for weight gain is rooted in avoiding punishment.”

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