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Want to exercise more? Try setting an open goal for your New Year’s resolution – The Conversation AU

You might feel you’ve failed after ‘only’ recording 9,000 steps when your goal was 10,000. In reality, 9,000 steps might be an achievement. Is it time to ditch…

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Its that time of year when many of us are setting goals for the year ahead. The most common New Years resolution set by 59% of us – is to exercise more.
But our research suggests the way we typically set goals in exercise often doesnt work. So, what should we do instead?
Our research interviewing elite athletes suggests one possibility is to set open goals instead.
Read more:
Can trying to meet specific exercise goals put us off being active altogether?
Specific goals can actually put us off

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