Does More Exercise Mean More Self-Control?

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Does More Exercise Mean More Self-Control?

The team and the clients at our Rittenhouse All-inclusive gym know that exercise benefits our physical health. At this point, that’s a no-brainer.

And study after study shows that exercise brings psychological benefits.

Here at our Rittenhouse All-Inclusive gym, we notice that our clients feel more energetic and optimistic when they exercise often.

Now two small studies at The University of Kansas Lawrence suggest that regular exercise could increase self-control.

Here’s how it worked:

Researchers screened volunteers for “delay discounting.” Think of making a choice between $20 today and $50 next week. It’s considered to be a reliable measure of self-control.

Then four sedentary volunteers – training for a 5K – met three times a week. Researchers coached them to push through an exercise routine a bit tougher than they’d expected.

Three out of four exhibited notable changes in self-control. And the effects lasted more than a month.

So the researchers expanded the study to a group of twelve women with varying degrees of fitness. Once again 75% of them showed improved self-control. And the results lasted as long. Read more here.

Conclusive? Nope. Intriguing? Absolutely. Here at our Rittenhouse All-inclusive Gym we don’t see any down sides to exercising a little more.

Particularly if it might help our discipline as we reach for an Oreo or a few gummy worms.

At our Rittenhouse All-inclusive Gym, we’d suggest: when in doubt, opt for the exercise.

Just think of some of the benefits that you could enjoy:

  • Faster Weight Loss
  • More Effective Exercise
  • Learning More Effectively
  • Better Interpersonal Relationships
  • Peace of Mind

Our Rittenhouse All-Inclusive Gym Team has thought of dozens more. And all or our Privat Personal Trainers are certified exercise physiologists with four-year degrees. They also all have advanced certifications from Pre-natal Exercise to TRX® and Yamuna®.


Interested? Contact us. We’re here to help!