Maintaining physical fitness depends on eating healthy and incorporating exercis

    Maintaining physical fitness depends on eating healthy and
    incorporating exercise into our lives. This TedTalk discusses why some
    people find it harder to exercise.
    TedTalk by Balcetis
    Links to an external site.
    Why do some people find it harder to exercise? (2 pts)
    How much does your mental outlook regarding exercise affect your ability to exercise? (2 pts)
    Describe the “Keep your eye on the prize” philosophy that Emily Balcetis discusses and does it work? (2 pts)
    Response 1 Kathryn
    Emily
    Balcetis tells us in her TedTalk that some people find it harder to
    exercise than others due to perspective and perception. The speaker
    explains that people who had higher hip-to-waist ratios saw a distance
    as physically further than those with a lower ratio. She also explains
    that this extends to our minds and whether we have higher or lower
    motivational levels.
    The speaker explains that having meaningful
    and achievable goals can lead us to have a higher ability to perform
    physical exercise. Being unmotivated will increase the perceived and
    actual effort it takes to perform the task. This is not only true when
    it comes to exercise, but can be applied to any task.
    We learned
    that the “Keeping your eye on the prize” philosophy works by minimizing
    distractions and lowering the objective nature of the activity. By
    drowning out the outside factors and focusing on the task at hand our
    motivation increases. When we teach ourselves to view the world
    differently we can change our natural perceptions.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *