Fitness apps may help with workout commitment

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New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Fitness apps are easy to download and motivate people to start workout routines, but that may not be enough to sustain those routines in the long run. However, a new research suggests that there may be ways to tweak those apps to inspire a deeper commitment to a fitness routine and help users reach their fitness goals. The study was published in the journal 'Health Communication'. In the study, researchers found that certain app features that boosted inner, or intrinsic, motivation particularly feelings of autonomy, community and competence, boosted a user's chance of sticking with his or her workout routine. Fitness app users often struggle with maintaining a fitness routine, according to the researchers.

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