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How can I use positive feedback to get in shape?

Positive feedback can help you stay motivated to exercise. A study found that people who self-monitored themselves using feedback messages from a personal digital assistant (PDA) had significantly more success reaching their fitness goals than people who didn’t get feedback. The messages were relatively simple, such as: “Super job on the physical activity. Try to repeat this tomorrow.”

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