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Have more fun on every run--here's how:

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 continue, compared with those who were driven to the activity for reasons such as losing weight or to gain the approval of others. "If you run to find something at the finish line, such as a specific time or freedom from anxiety you won't find it there," says Taylor. "The greater goal shouldn't be about crossing the finish line, but the process involved in getting there." BLISS BOOSTER: Whether you're a newbie or a lifelong runner, Taylor suggests devoting your next several workouts to reacquainting yourself with the experience of running. "Focus on what it's like to be outdoors, to feeling your body move, to the relationships you may have built through running," ...

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