Friday, June 18, 2010

It's True - Encouragement Promotes Fitness


I've been preaching this all along, but now there's research backing it up.

According to an article written by Kevin Helliker in the Wall Street Journal, a recent Stanford University study shows that various forms of social encouragement help people achieve success in fitness.

Check this article out. The study reveals that individuals were more successful in their fitness efforts and reached longer-lasting gains when they received social prompts such as e-mails, phone calls or in-person reminders from friends or associates.

There is no doubt that you feel a greater sense of responsibility toward your fitness efforts when others are helping to keep you accountable.

4 comments:

Mark said...

Good stuff, Coach!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

It is true. When my husband or a friend encourages me, I am much more likely to run. Having a blog is also great for the encouragment!

靖福 said...

you did a good job..................................................

Anne said...

I remember reading this article and thinking, YESSSSS. Thanks for highlighting it for everyone...and for all of your encouragement!