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6. Bring a friend. When your inner demons order you to hit the couch instead of the treadmill, a workout partner can steer you back in the right direction. It's easier to bail out on the gym than on the friend who waits for you there. Studies show you'll also work out longer when you have a pal along.

SOURCES:

Acevedo E. , Human Kinetics, 2006. Psychobiology of Physical Activity

CDC: “How much physical activity do adults need?”

Ryan, R. , 1997. International Journal of Sport Psychology

Matsumoto, H. , 2004. International Journal of Sport and Health Science

Dunton, G. , September 2009. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 9, 2019

SOURCES:

Acevedo E. , Human Kinetics, 2006. Psychobiology of Physical Activity

CDC: “How much physical activity do adults need?”

Ryan, R. , 1997. International Journal of Sport Psychology

Matsumoto, H. , 2004. International Journal of Sport and Health Science

Dunton, G. , September 2009. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 9, 2019

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