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Adding an enjoyable activity to a healthy action

Pairing a healthy action with an enjoyable activity to motivate and help create a healthy routine.

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Whilst the Manchester OpenIDEO team interviewed each other to find out what has helped us change our own behavior, a really interesting idea came out:

Similar to Pavlovian conditioning, one of our team uses an enjoyable activity with a healthy action to encourage exercise. This both motivates and helps to a build routine.

What if this could be applied to other areas of healthy living too, like having a healthier snack or taking the stairs instead of the elevator? 

What other methods of incentivisation could help promote a healthier lifestyle?

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Thanks for sharing Shane, that's really interesting! I can see that tying in with one of our ideas that we'll be posting soon.