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The Actual Amount we Exercise

by Marcia Mueller

Gina Koata wrote an interesting article a few days ago in the NY Times about how much exercise American adults actually do.  The sad fact is that even though we know we shold be active, most of us aren't.  Some researchers are now using psychology and studying how people feel while exercising.  One study on exercise found that the perception of a workout changed if there was a 5 minute cool down at the end - the participants enjoyed it more and reported they would be more likely to do it again.  The advice I've heard so often is being proven true, do something you like and you're much more likely to stick with it or as Nike once said, just do it!