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Why should you stop being your own drill sergeant and stick to your exercises?

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5. Don’t be your own drill sergeant. Half of all people who start a new exercise program ditch it within the first year. It often happens because they can't keep up the boot-camp pace they've forced on themselves. It’s better to work within your limits, and gradually get stronger.

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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