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No sweat : how the simple science of mMotivation can bring you a lifetime of fitness

Author: Michelle L Segar
Publisher: New York, New York : American Management Association, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Behavior expert Michelle Segar has devoted her career to the science of motivation. In No Sweat, she reveals that while ""better health"" or ""weight loss"" sound like strong incentives, human beings are hardwired to choose immediate gratification over delayed benefits. In other words, we're not going to exercise unless it makes us happy right now. So what's the solution? To achieve lasting fitness, we have to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Segar, Michelle L.
No sweat : how the simple science of mMotivation can bring you a lifetime of fitness.
New York, New York : American Management Association, ©2015
xxiii, 246 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle L Segar
ISBN: 9780814434864 081443486X
OCLC Number: 909892765
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages) : illustrations
Contents: COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; LIST OF FIGURES; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENT; A NOTE TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS; CHAPTER 1 It's Not About the Sweat; The Health and Fitness Message Isn't Working; Doing What You Enjoy Is a Better Motivator for Exercising-and It Works; An Individualized Program That Changes Lives; Your MAPS and How to Use Them; It's Your Move; The Takeaways; PART I: MEANING; CHAPTER 2 Escaping the Vicious Cycle of Failure; What Does Exercise Mean to You?; The Vicious Cycle of Failure; Why We Choose the Wrong Reasons for Exercising; Escaping Your Personal Vicious Cycle of Failure. Do You Just Need More Willpower?The Takeaways; CHAPTER 3 Motivation from the Inside Out; Our Past Experience with Exercise Builds Our Meanings; Self-Determination Theory Supports the Benefits of Owning Our Choices; Take Ownership of Your Exercise; Framing Is Everything: The ""Work or Fun"" Study; The Why: The Foundation of Sustainable Behavior Change; How Our Whys Influence Even How Much We Eat; Muddying the Waters: More Motives Are Not More Motivating; The Takeaways; PART II: AWARENESS; CHAPTER 4 Exorcising Exercise. Body Shaping and Weight Loss Whys Guide Us to Work Out in Ways We Don't LikeTo Feel or Not to Feel? Feelings Trump Function; High- Intensity Exercise Feels Bad to a Lot of Folks; Ignoring Your Body Undermines Your Goals; How Autonomy Can Change Your Experience; The Relationship Between Enjoying Exercise and Losing and Maintaining Weight; Illuminating Invisible Chains; How to Exorcise Exercise; The Takeaways; CHAPTER 5 Count Everything and Choose to Move!; What ""Counts"" Is Different from What You Think; The Misunderstood Ten-Minute Rule; Sitting May Be Bad for Your Health. To Sweat or Not to Sweat?Moving Away from the Medical Model of Exercise; Everything Counts: A Better Message to Motivate More Movement; Understanding That ""Everything Counts"" Is a Bridge to Consistency; It All Adds Up; A Treasure Hunt: Discovering Hidden Opportunities to Move; The Takeaways; CHAPTER 6 From a Chore to a Gift; Reframing: From the Wrong Why to the Right Why; Many Right Whys: Regular Physical Activity Is an Elixir of Life; Why Isn't ""To Be Healthy"" a Right Why?; Reward Substitution Is a Very Strategic Move; The Successful Cycle of Motivation. Listen to Your Body's Messages and Do What You LikeWanting and Liking: The Neuroscience of Reward; Men and Women Might Benefit from Different Experiences; ""Gift"" Yourself with Movement Any and Every Way You Can; Let the Games Begin! Discovering the Gifts of Movement in Your Life; Could Walking Be Your Way?; The Takeaways; PART III: PERMISSION; CHAPTER 7 Permission to Prioritize Self-Care; Does Your Mindset Have Your Best Interests in Mind?; Caretakeritis Is Not Good for Anyone's Health; Are You Paying Attention to Your Body's Distress Signals?
Responsibility: Michelle Segar, Ph. D.

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Before we can change our bodies, we have to change our minds. Discover a new definition of fitness, and find fresh motivation to actually enjoy exercise and healthy living.  Read more...

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"You'll be hooked! Practical, proven, and loaded with inspiring stories, No Sweat makes getting fit easier." --Midwest Book Review "To achieve lasting fitness Segar describes strategies to get even Read more...

 
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