28 Mar '12, 4am

Stay #motivated on every run! #motivation #running

Stay #motivated on every run! #motivation #running

Runners lace up for a variety of reasons: to get in shape, lose weight, de-stress, chase PRs, win races. But you're most likely to stick with your running routine when your primary reason is because it's fun, says Jim Taylor, Ph.D., a sports psychologist and author of Prime Sport: Triumph of the Athlete Mind, among other books. A wide body of research bolsters the association between enjoying exercise and an increased motivation to stay fit. "When you get a fundamental enjoyment from just being out there running, that keeps you going," says Taylor, who is also a marathoner and Ironman triathlete. Reignite your running passion with these expert tips. LOOK WITHIN Why do you run? Researchers from Greece and London looked into individuals' emotions related to exercising. They found that those who were motivated to work out because it made them feel good were more excited to co...

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