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Exercise for better self-control

Self-control is one of those concepts that we all recognise and applaud but do not necessarily practice

Gretchen Reynolds | NYT 

For most of us, temptations are everywhere, from the dessert buffet to the online shoe boutique. But a new study suggests that exercise might be a simple if unexpected way to increase our willpower and perhaps help us to avoid making impulsive choices that we will later regret. Self-control is one of those concepts that we all recognise and applaud but do not necessarily practice. It requires forgoing things that entice us, which, let’s face it, is not fun. On the other hand, lack of self-control can be consequential for health and well-being, often contributing to problems ...

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First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 23:56 IST
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