Believing Exercise is Beneficial

A positive view of exercise improves the chance a person will exercise, but it may also increase the benefits of physical activity, according to researchers in Germany. Photo by Kryvenok Anastasiia/Shutterstock
A positive view of exercise improves the chance a person will exercise, but it may also increase the benefits of physical activity, according to researchers in Germany who published their finindings in the jouranal of Behavioral Medicine. Photo by Kryvenok Anastasiia/Shutterstock

Believing exercise is beneficial does more than motivate people to engage in physical activity, it may increase the beneficial effect of exercise, new research shows.

Researchers in Germany found people who believed in the health benefit of bicycling enjoyed exercise more and were more relaxed, potentially making the activity more beneficial overall.

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  1. Excersise ….letting deaths cells to go away , wecoming to new cells to come .”Thinks positive,act positive “….

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