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Exercise Motivation

6 Exercise Motivation Tips You've Never Heard Of

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

To pump up your motivation, we know the classic tips. So how about tips you've never heard of? For all of us whose favorite curls are the cheese kind, here are six ways to get a running start.

I Don't Want to Hear 'It's Bathing Suit Season' When I Work Out

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

I do yoga for strength, flexibility, balance and focus. I also love hiking, and lately, even high-intensity interval training. However, I don't exercise for a "summer body." In fact, I prefer a strong, healthy body year round, thank you very much.

Doing This Could Make You More Motivated To Exercise

Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Remember that time your exercise class had awesome music and fun gear -- and left you feeling like you had a thorough workout? Keeping this memory...

10 Great Reasons To Try A Heart Rate Monitor

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna Almendrala

Getting intel from a gadget, sad as it may seem, is actually the most accurate way for me to tell when I've got more gas in the tank or when I'm overdoing it during exercise. And once the workout is over, I love seeing the big "calories burned" number on my watch's display.

10 Inspiring Quotes For Exercise Motivation This Fall

BuiltLean | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

Fall is a great time for fresh starts and new goals to get healthy; whether you're a seasoned gym veteran or just beginning your fitness journey, a little extra motivation can be just what you need to kick-start the fall season.

Exercise Tips For People Who Hate To Work Out

Posted 03.21.2013 | OWN

By Alissa Nutting These exercise tips can convert even the most workout averse. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Tw...

How To Get Motivated When You Don't Feel Like Exercising

James Clear | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The patterns that you repeat on a daily basis will eventually form the identity that you believe in and the actions that you take. You can transform your identity and become the type of person who doesn't need motivation to perform well.

Being Your Own Means of Motivation

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Hilary Sheinbaum

The biggest lesson I learned from JV cross-country is that motivation comes from within. It's helpful to have a team, a coach, family and friends, or cheerleaders to show support, but ultimately, the only cheerleader that matters is you.

The Power Of Lemonade

Jon Wortmann | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Why do we make bad decisions? Why do we eat that extra cookie or choose a cheeseburger instead of a salad with grilled chicken? It turns out there is nothing wrong with you when you give into fatigue or temptation. Your brain has simply run out of gas.

Need Exercise Motivation? There's A TERRIFYING App For That

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.09.2013 | Health and Fitness

When it comes to taking action, there's no motivator quite like a heavy dose of shame. And now, there's an app for that. Dubbed the "Gym Shamer," t...

No More Excuses: A Trainer Responds To The Top 5 Reasons People Skip The Gym

Lauren Boggi | Posted 02.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Boggi

Start with a reality check and then prioritize. You do have time. You are the captain of your ship, the driver of the bus. You make your schedule and can find the time to devote 45 minutes to one hour to you

Keep Moving!

Denise Austin | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise Austin

I know it is hard to stay committed to any behavior change like exercising daily. I also know how much better you'll feel if you exercise, stay fit, and eat right. Try to think of exercise as movement rather than a strict regimen.

How I Lost The Baby Weight

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Having recently gained 35 pounds when pregnant with my second daughter, I was left with 20 to lose upon returning home from the hospital and a closet full of non-maternity clothing that didn't fit. It wasn't easy, but I lost it all in about two months -- no starving and no gimmicks.

5 Workout Mantras You Shouldn't Subscribe To

Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Smith You see them popping up all the time on Pinterest and Facebook -- inspirational workout slogans meant to get you motivated to ex...

Never Waste a Good Crisis

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

Within two years, Rich Roll had become one of the fittest ultra athletes on the planet, gone vegan, and, in the process, was beginning to find out who he was and what he was capable of -- as an athlete, as man, as a father.

Pricey Memberships, Brain Boosts And Skinny Jeans: What's YOUR Fitness Motivation?

Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Here at HuffPost Healthy Living, we make a big effort to stay in good shape. But just because you write about fitness for a living, doesn't make it an...

HuffPost Workouts: Georgia Gould's Training Playlist

Georgia Gould | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Georgia Gould

When I am training alone (especially when it's cold out) I find riding with music helps me to stay motivated and positive. I also use this playlist when I am warming up for my races. Enjoy!

Motivational Workout Quotes To Help You Get Moving

Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living

Despite everything we know about the benefits of exercise, it's still easy to make excuses to skip a workout. You've probably heard them all, and trie...

What Excuses Might We Be Using to Keep Ourselves From Crossing Our Own Finish Lines?

Gregg McBride | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Sixteen days after this year's London Marathon ended, a final entrant crossed the finish line. Claire Lomas, who is paralyzed from the chest down, finished the marathon with a little help from her "robotic" legs -- along with a very healthy dose of willpower and sheer determination.

Feel-Good Fitness

Tony Horton | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Tony Horton

There's nothing wrong with wanting to look good, but how you look is just part of the bigger picture of your overall wellbeing.

Molly Sims' Top Exercise Motivation Tips

Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living

In the upcoming January issue of Shape, (on newstands December 26) Molly Sims shares some fool-proof tips for staying motivated to work out. (New Year...

4 Ways To Stick To Fall Workouts

Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living

I don't know about you, but I always struggle with sticking to my regular workout routine this time of year. The warm summer sun is long gone, but...

A Happier Athlete Is a More Fit Athlete

Penny Love | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

If I can just start to choose to laugh when something unexpected happens instead of getting flustered, I'd be a happier athlete -- and a happier athlete is a more fit athlete in my workout world.

Exercise Pairs That Work (And Those That Don’t)

Penny Love | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

This list of "things that go well together," led to a list of "things that do not go well together" which then led to a list of "things that are unlikely good combos" and then finally a list of "trios of things that go well together."

Exercise For You, Not For Your Looks

Sara Gaynes | Posted 10.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Gaynes

Last week, the Los Angeles Times published a column about the benefits of vanity in exercising, and it left a bad taste in my mouth. Bad enough that I couldn't stop myself from writing up a response.