I loved this recent article from the New York Times which lists the benefits of exercise. Now this is not your normal article that lists all the normal health benefits (ie: weight loss, muscle gain, etc.), but it focuses on the increased mental capacity that is earned from regular exercise.
Working out has never been my idea of fun and I have struggled with committing to a regular exercise plan. Even though I know exercise is good for me to improve my health--that argument alone has never been compelling enough to change my habits.
I found this article so persuasive because its logic resonates with the part of my body I care most about--my mind. In the last few years, I have noticed a decrease in my recall and overall memory and I want to stop any more memory loss. I plan to test this theory and see if I notice any increased mental abilities --of course the other health benefits will be nice as well.
What helps you get motivated to exercise?