If you think, why bother losing weight? I will most likely not succeed, and then you will not even try. There is a connection between your personal belief systems and your health. If you do not tackle physical activity such as going for a walk almost every day, then you are not doing yourself a favor. By thinking yourself into not getting into shape you are setting yourself up to fail. Thinking that you can accomplish your fitness goals is important in setting up your belief system. Scientists at Stanford University studied 61,000 adults’ exercise habits.
They looked at how often people exercised as well as how their exercise routine measured up with others in terms of their thinking. Some participants died from a range of illness. An analysis of the other factors that would contribute to the participant’s health, something astounding was discovered and this discovery was that people who thought they exercised less died younger than those who felt they measured up to their peers. Factors that influenced the participant’s health status included their smoking habits. The study’s author, Octavia Zahrt simply noticed that in graduate school in California, people used peer pressure to get each other moving, which was a part of the daily culture since people were dressed up to go to the gym.
She had previously considered herself fit by cycling occasionally in her native London, but in California, she felt like people exercised more. Mortality rates jumped to 71% higher for people who feel they do not exercise as much as their peers after all. Finding the self-motivation to exercise requires perceiving yourself as someone who likes exercise, and who wants to be better than your peers at exercising. However, seeing everybody exercise more can cause us to worry about our health, which would stall our subjects in exercising.
If you have an active image as an athletic person, then this contributes to your fundamental desire to exercise so that you lose weight or become fit. You see, people like to do what other people are doing but if our friends do more than us, we may get discouraged. A third way of understanding this scenario is via the nocebo effect which means negative expectations cause negative results. Beliefs about the strength of a painkiller can influence its action on the body when you take it. An example is hotel housekeepers who get a lot of exercise daily, in four weeks having lost weight and lowered their blood pressure. Our perception of age also affects how much we want to exercise.
At 60, some people may feel they do not have long left, so why bother to exercise. Feeling stress about old age has an impact on your health. IT would seem that people who exercise can’t set the bar too high or they will fail, nor set the bar too low, and be unable to get moving. It can be hard to be around people who are super-motivated when you are not like them if only because it is hard to motivate yourself. So learn how to motivate yourself. Listen to some great music or get a dog. Everyone has a secret sweitch to motivation. Find yours and fund yours!