- A new study by researcher from the University of New Hampshire suggests that recalling past exercise experiences can motivate people to hit the gym more.
- “These results provide the first experimental evidence that autobiographical memory activation can be an effective tool in motivating individuals to adopt healthier lifestyles,” the researchers wrote.
- Researchers suggest that exercise programs that explicitly encourage participants to activate emotional memories as a motivational tool could result in longer lasting increases in exercise activities.
Source: Mathew J. Biondolillo, David B. Pillemer. Using memories to motivate future behaviour: An experimental exercise intervention. Memory, 2014; 1 DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2014.889709