Before I started Raise Healthy Eaters I briefly had a website called Do it Yourself Nutrition. While searching for article ideas, I ran across a study examining what motivates women to maintain exercise. I interviewed the author of the study, Michelle Segar, PhD, and we’ve been in contact ever since. She feels the same way about physical activity that I do about nutrition. It should be an enjoyable, irreplaceable part of one’s life instead of a chore that is riddled with self doubt and guilt.
No Sweat: How the Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness is filled with the fascinating research of motivation that explains why some people maintain healthy habits and others don’t. As a dietitian who tries to positively impact people to make healthy choices, this resonates with me. Most can muster up the motivation to start exercise, but few experience the type of motivation that keeps them going. (more…)