Competition Is The Best Motivator For Exercise

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found in a study that competition is a stronger motivator for exercise than friendly support. Scientists conducted the study to explore how social media and other tools online affect individual fitness activity. Senior author Damon Centola said, “Most people think that when it come to social media more is better. This study shows that isn’t true: When social media is used the wrong way, adding social support to an online health program can backfire and make people less likely to choose healthy behaviors.” (UPI)