Self-belief and confidence

A guest post today from my Get Moving partner, Anna! A thought provoking day at Get Moving today – in fact most of the days at Get Moving are thought provoking, but that is another story! I am frequently struck by how often we convince ourselves that we can’t do something.  Whether that be walking … Read more

The Nocebo effect.

Nocebo: A detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psychosomatic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis. Yet again, last week I had a lovely woman in the gym for her first time.  While showing her around the toys, it was obvious that she was nervous about the whole experience.  Nervous about what … Read more

Poll: Why do you train/exercise?

Why do you exercise?

Why do you exercise?

The gym I work at has been refurbished and now all the equipment is brand spanking new.  So, we have been spending the last week or so helping people get used to the new toys (showing them how they work, how they are different, what they can do etc).

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Fake it til you make it.

Fake it til you make it

Fake it til you make it

Fake it ’til you make it is a phrase that can help with self confidence, self belief and achieving a target/goal.

Have you ever been given a challenge and immediately thought

“I could never do that!  It’s impossible!  I’m not nearly good enough!”.

The next thing you know, you have:

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Sprints versus marathons for heart health

Flat-out Sprinting

Flat-out Sprinting

I read this story (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8429518/Sprints-better-than-marathon-for-heart-health.html) when it came out last month.  It shows how multiple, maximal effort sprints had similar effects on health compared to long duration exercise.  But after chatting with some people in the gym, I have a couple of problems with the practical implications of it…

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U.S. study finds obese people more motivated to shed pounds if they’re paid

Swag

Swag

I stumbled across this story (click here for the story).  Basically, people were paid money if they managed to lose bodyweight.  And they were more successful than another group of people who were not paid money. But, when they were measured again 9 months later, they had regained most of the weight.

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