Infuse to enthuse: using smells to trigger exercise motivation

Written by Tristan Free

Need extra encouragement to exercise over the winter months? A team of researchers believes they may be on the way to using smell to increase exercise motivation. It’s mid-winter, your alarm wakes you and encourages you to do your morning exercise. However, the concept of traipsing to the gym or going for a run through the cold, dark late-November morning mist doesn’t seem so appealing. Instead, you vow to go after work. After a long day in the office or lab – interacting with Linda, your ever-lycra-clad colleague whose evening plans for a 15km trail run leave you almost as...

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