In this episode, I'm giving you permission to skip the high-intensity workouts if you hate them. You can still be fit with more moderate intensity strength-training routines. Because consistency is much more important than intensity. I explain how the endorphins from high intensity can have a negative effect on some people, and why that could trigger the reward systems of your brain to avoid them and develop a negative relationship with your workouts. I may be the first person to give you permission to ditch the intense workouts, but it could change your relationship to your workouts for good. In this episode, I'll leave you with my suggestions for how to train your brain to love your workouts so they become a habit, instead of forcing yourself through workouts that you hate.
11:12 Why we are drawn to one type of exercise over another
12:02 Endorphines can make some people feel more negative and exhausted
12:55 Moderate intensity workouts correlate to more positive mood improvements
14:32 How genetics can effect the types of workouts you prefer
17:15 How to rewire your brain to enjoy exercise
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Article referenced: https://www.nature.com/articles/npp2017148