Positive reinforcement and feedback may help people keep on track with their fitness training programmes, a new study suggests.
The study, which focused on the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) to give daily feedback to adults about their fitness progress showed that it helped them stick with an exercise programme.
For those who didn't achieve their daily goal, the message might have said: "Don't get disheartened; you still have time to meet your physical activity goals. Hint: Take a walk; it will pay off!"
What the study found