Midlife Women! "The One Exercise Motivation that Really Works" (MORE Magazine)
Monday, April 21, 2014
This piece really may help some of us! MORE Magazine, November 2008 - "The One Exercise Motivation That Really Works: An expert reveals the surprising ways we sabotage shape-ups and how you can — finally! — get motivated to exercise."
By Virginia Sole-Smith
As someone who’s spent the last 14 years studying the exercise habits of midlife women, Michelle Segar,PhD, MPH, knows a thing or two about what makes us tick when it comes to working out. Here, the 42-year-old psychology researcher at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender shares what really works for us.
Q. Where do women over 40 go wrong when it comes to fitness?
A. They exercise for the two least motivating reasons: to lose weight and to protect their health. In our study of 156 women, 61 percent reported one or both of these as their top motivators, and they did the least amount of exercise.
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Originally published in MORE magazine, November 2008.
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