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What is exercise psychology?

Exercise psychology is concerned with the application of psychological principles to the promotion of physical activity and exercise; the psychological and emotional consequences of physical activity and exercise and the psychological, emotional and health related consequences of the lack of exercise.
Exercise psychology is a discipline used to help people assess where they are at with regards to exercise, define an individualized exercise program, help people deal with the barriers and issues that restrict people's participation in exercise and maximize a person's enjoyment of exercise.

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