Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation: What’s the Difference?

What motivates us, and why do we do what we do? There are several theories on motivation that psychologists have come up with, including the idea that motivation can come from both the individual and the environment.

Researchers have discovered that each type affects a person’s conduct and pursuit of goals differently.

Understanding how each sort of incentive works can help us better understand their impact on human behavior. Continue reading “Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation: What’s the Difference?”

Exercise Motivation – How to put the oomph back into your exercise

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

One definition of heaven for me is my ability to do what’s good for me without too much of an internal struggle. Exercise is a good example of this. Exercise makes you feel better, look better, and behave better with much less stress. Effective workouts have a long list of life-saving benefits in addition to quality-of-life benefits.
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