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How to Stick to Your Fitness Habits the Easy Way, According to Science

How to hack your own willpower and motivation, using tactics gleaned from cutting-edge research

John Fawkes
Aug 2, 2018 · 13 min read
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How to Learn Restraint If You’ve Picked Up a Bad Habit

Don’t Resist Temptation — Avoid It

Treat Willpower as an Unlimited Resource

Leverage Your Motivation

Use Cognitive Dissonance to Build Intrinsic Motivation

Minimize Stress

The Instagram Effect, or Why Food Porn Is Good for You

Practice Remembered Enjoyment

Key Takeaways

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Better Humans is a collection of the world's most…

Thanks to Terrie Schweitzer

John Fawkes

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Los Angeles-based personal trainer, online fitness & nutrition coach, and health & fitness writer. https://www.coach.me/JohnFawkes?ref=ModAV

Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.

John Fawkes

Written by

Los Angeles-based personal trainer, online fitness & nutrition coach, and health & fitness writer. https://www.coach.me/JohnFawkes?ref=ModAV

Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.

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