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How can I reward myself after boosting my workout?

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As a bonus for reaching your workout goals, focus on small treats that aren’t food. For example, you could go to a concert, get a manicure, or buy a pair of shoes you like.

Even better, focus on how getting fitter would benefit your life. Do you want more energy? Better sleep? To be in shape for an active vacation halfway around the world? Or cross the finish line at a race, or even take home a medal?

It’s all possible if you push yourself just a bit further, over and over.

SOURCES:

American College of Sports Medicine: "ACSM Fit Society Page," July 2013.

The American Council on Exercise: "How to Tell if You've Reached a Plateau;" "The Most Effective Way to Motivate Your Workout Partner;" "Periodized Training and Why It Is Important."

American Heart Association: "Overcoming a Fitness Plateau."

University of California, San Francisco: "Getting Started With Exercise."

University of Wisconsin Health: "Fitness Plateaus and How They Can Help."

American Heart Association: “Target Heart Rates.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 7, 2020

SOURCES:

American College of Sports Medicine: "ACSM Fit Society Page," July 2013.

The American Council on Exercise: "How to Tell if You've Reached a Plateau;" "The Most Effective Way to Motivate Your Workout Partner;" "Periodized Training and Why It Is Important."

American Heart Association: "Overcoming a Fitness Plateau."

University of California, San Francisco: "Getting Started With Exercise."

University of Wisconsin Health: "Fitness Plateaus and How They Can Help."

American Heart Association: “Target Heart Rates.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 7, 2020

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