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Study shows that people finds sport less strenuous if they believe it's doing them good

05:07 EDT 30 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

""Sport" is too much like hard work." For many, that is reason enough to take a pass on exercise. But does sport really have to make you break a sweat? Psychologist Hendrik Mothes of the Department of Sport Science at the University of Freiburg and his team discovered that one's own expectations have a major influence on just how strenuous one perceives a unit of sport to be. The researchers also found that how the person doing the sport felt about himself or herself played a big role in the feeling of strain. Moreover, it can sometimes be smart to enlist help from supposedly useful sports products—if you believe in them. The results of the study have been published in PLOS ONE.

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