For healthy adults in their middle age who exercise regularly, the benefits of their exercise may stem from their attitude, says a recent study.
Researchers from the University of Alberta, Canada, have found out that exercising for health in mid-life is mostly due to the attitude of motivating one self through actions and self-encouragements than prescriptions from the doctors, self talks or anything else.
In a random trial taken of 40 adults in the age group of 40 to 55 years, surveys were conducted to know about their health oriented physical activities and their intentions to carry out future physical activities to stay healthy.
Most people who did rigorous exercise or physical activity to stay healthy in their midlives just went ahead and did it rather than talk themselves out of it. By not thinking or putting too much time to decide on physical activity is what gets them their daily quota of exercise and keeps them motivated to do so in the long run, says the results of the survey. The respondents of the survey who were inactive seem to understand the benefit of exercising on health but still do nothing about it.
With the problem of growing obesity in middle aged people and the link to cardiovascular diseases established, the attitude of the physically active people of this age group may provide cues for the medical practitioners to encourage the inactive lot to put in their share of sweat.