Gourmet, Romulo YanesBy Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
Feeling sluggish? If you're dragging your feet about heading to the gym, or just know that once you get there you'll throw in the towel early, this is the tip for you. It's fascinating!
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Here's a shocking tip you've probably never tried: If you have trouble staying on the treadmill or elliptical or fill-in-the-blank-with-your-fave-exercise, you have to try what Stanford University researchers say work to get people to exercise longer.
In their study of obese women, they found that those who touched a cold object to their palms when they were about to give up, were able to then workout longer than those who did not cool their hands.
"If you reduce the heat stress, you reduce fatigue, sweating and discomfort," one of the researchers stated. "You reduce a lot of the physiological barriers that [make] people say, 'I don't want to continue.'"
Want to try? Just toss a water bottle in the freezer, then bring along with you to the gym (or on a jog, perhaps). Then, place it in your bare hands when you need a little extra boost of stamina. Why not, right?
Could you try this? Do you think it could help?
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