Do you secretly hate exercising? Struggle to stick with a program? Millions of people try and fail to stay fit. But what if "exercising" is the real problem, not you?
No Sweat translates years of research on exercise and motivation into a simple four-point program that will empower you to break the cycle of exercise failure once and for all. You'll discover why you should forget about willpower and stop gritting your teeth through workouts you hate. Instead, you'll become motivated from the inside out and start to crave physical activity. You'll be hooked!
Practical, proven, and loaded with inspiring stories, No Sweat makes getting fit easier--and more fun--than you ever imagined. Get ready to embrace an active lifestyle that you'll love.
About the Author
Michelle Segar is a behavioral sustainability scientist and Director of the Sport, Health, & Activity Research and Policy (SHARP) Center at the University of Michigan. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and Master's degrees in Health Behavior and Kinesiology.
-No Sweat uses lessons from motivation science to help readers learn to truly enjoy exercise and create sustainable habits.- --Heleo
Contents List of Figures Preface Acknowledgments A Note to Health Professionals Chapter 1. It's Not About the Sweat The Health and Fitness Message Isn't Working Doing What You Enjoy Is a Better Motivator for Exercising--and It Works An Individualized Program That Changes Lives Your MAPS and How to Use Them It's Your Move The Takeaways Part I. Meaning Chapter 2. Escaping the Vicious Cycle of Failure What Does Exercise Mean to You? The Vicious Cycle of Failure Why We Choose the Wrong Reasons for Exercising Escaping Your Personal Vicious Cycle of Failure Do You Just Need More Willpower? The Takeaways Chapter 3. Motivation from the Inside Out Our Past Experience with Exercise Builds Our Meanings Self-Determination Theory Supports the Benefits of Owning Our Choices Take Ownership of Your Exercise Framing Is Everything: The "Work or Fun" Study The Why: The Foundation of Sustainable Behavior Change How Our Whys Influence Even How Much We Eat Muddying the Waters: More Motives Are Not More Motivating The Takeaways Part II. Awareness Chapter 4. Exorcising Exercise Body Shaping and Weight Loss Whys Guide Us to Work Out in Ways We Don't Like To Feel or Not to Feel? Feelings Trump Function High-Intensity Exercise Feels Bad to a Lot of Folks Ignoring Your Body Undermines Your Goals How Autonomy Can Change Your Experience The Relationship Between Enjoying Exercise and Losing and Maintaining Weight Illuminating Invisible Chains How to Exorcise Exercise The Takeaways Chapter 5. Count Everything and Choose to Move! What "Counts" Is Different from What You Think The Misunderstood Ten-Minute Rule Sitting May Be Bad for Your Health To Sweat or Not to Sweat? Moving Away from the Medical Model of Exercise Everything Counts: A Better Message to Motivate More Movement Understanding That "Everything Counts" Is a Bridge to Consistency It All Adds Up A Treasure Hunt: Discovering Hidden Opportunities to Move The Takeaways Chapter 6. From a Chore to a Gift Reframing: From the Wrong Why to the Right Why Many Right Whys: Regular Physical Activity Is an Elixir of Life Why Isn't "To Be Healthy" a Right Why? Reward Substitution Is a Very Strategic Move The Successful Cycle of Motivation Listen to Your Body's Messages and Do What You Like Wanting and Liking: The Neuroscience of Reward Men and Women Might Benefit from Different Experiences "Gift" Yourself with Movement Any and Every Way You Can Let the Games Begin! Discovering the Gifts of Movement in Your Life Could Walking Be Your Way? The Takeaways Part III. Permission Chapter 7. Permission to Prioritize Self-Care Does Your Mindset Have Your Best Interests in Mind? Caretakeritis Is Not Good for Anyone's Health Are Your Paying Attention to Your Body's Distress Signals? Seeing Through the "I Don't Have Time" Smoke Screen Your Daily Self-Care Needs Give Yourself Permission to Stop Following Shoulds Your Brain Can Change, and So Can Your Mindset Permission Is the Gateway to Prioritizing Your Self-Care If You're Not Ready, Pretend You Are The Takeaways Chapter 8. What Sustains Us, We Sustain You Are the Energy Center of Your Life The Amazing Paradox of Self-Care: Giving to Yourself Means Giving More to Others Alchemy: The Gift of Physical Movement Becomes Essential Fuel for What Matters Most The Sustainable Cycle of Self-Care What Sustains Us, We Sustain Positive Emotions Help Us Build Better Lives What Do I Need Right Now? The Conundrum: Which Self-Care Activity Do You Choose? The Takeaways Part IV. Strategy Chapter 9. Six Big Ideas for Lifelong Sustainability Big Idea #1: Use Learning Goals to Get Intrinsic Motivation, Persistence, and Resilience Big Idea #2: Begin with the End in Mind Big Idea #3: Use Sustainable Self-Care as an Essential Strategy for Well-Being Big Idea #4: Integrate One New Behavior at a Time Big Idea #5: Strengthen the Core--Build Consistency Before Quantity Big Idea #6: Bring Your Learning to Life The Takeaways Chapter 10. Sustainability Training Negotiating the Reality of Our Complex and Busy Lives The Lynchpin of Sustainability: Self-Regulation and Negotiation Sustainability Training for Life Become a Skilled Self-Care Negotiator Make a Self-Care Negotiation Plan Phase 1. Planning and Previewing Phase 2. Negotiation in Action Phase 3. Nonjudgmental Evaluation and Recalibration The Takeaways Epilogue: Changing Your Beliefs, Changing Your Behavior, Changing Your Life Stephanie's Story: MAPS in Real Life The Learning Process Never Ends Your Journey Continues Endnotes Index About the Author
Series: UK Professional General Reference
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st June 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.45