Today we’ve been exploring what it means to try something new when you exercise, working with Fusion we’ve been experimenting on people: having them run on treadmills and participate in bootcamps, but also climb, sail and try yoga-boarding. I didn’t know what that was either, but imagine doing yoga on a surfboard. In the water /shudder. In fact we got incredibly positive results which suggest that the best way to enjoy your exercise and keep you doing it is to find something that takes you on a varied emotional trajectory. In this instance, sailing came out on the top of our thrill scale. This was also one of the first field validations of the long standing walker thrill equation, as we used a new experimental setup that allowed us to do so.
My arms hurt for nearly a week after this. Science is hard!