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Start Smart: Build Consistency Before Quantity

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Like brushing your teeth every day, the real key to sustaining self-care and a physically active life is being consistent.
Air Date: 7/21/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Michelle Segar, PhD
Michelle segar Michelle Segar, PhD, motivation scientist and author of No Sweat! How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness, is the leading authority on what motivates people to choose and maintain physically active lives.

Segar is Director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center (SHARP) at the University of Michigan, and Chairs the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan's Communications Committee, charged with advising the panel on more persuasive messaging for American people and policymakers. Her expertise has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Prevention, Oprah and her corporate clients include global organizations such as Adidas, Google, Walmart and PepsiCo.
Start Smart: Build Consistency Before Quantity
Do you ever find yourself thinking there's so many exercise options that you don't know which one to do, so you just stick to the same workout and end up dreading it?

A big reason that you might find it difficult to sustain a physically active life is because you might be too ambitious and try to do too much in the beginning.

Like brushing your teeth every day, the real key to sustaining self-care and a physically active life is being consistent.

Why is consistency better than quantity when it comes to working out?

Consistency is the core stabilizer of sustainability.

So, focusing on strengthening the core by learning how to be active throughout the unexpected ups and downs of life can help you stay motivated and free from workout dread.

Michelle Segar, PhD, joins host Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss this new viewpoint on working out.