Positive exercise memories push people back on treadmills
A new study has revealed that simply remembering a positive memory about exercise may influence people to workout in the future.
The researchers said that study underscores the power of memory's directive influence in a new domain with practical applications such as exercise behaviors, New Scientist reported.
The findings provide the first experimental evidence that autobiographical memory activation can be an effective tool in motivating individuals to adopt healthier lifestyles.
The researchers found that students who remembered a positive exercise memory reported significantly higher levels of subsequent exercise than those who were not asked to recall a memory about exercise.
The study was published in journal Memory.
(Posted on 25-03-2014)