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Activation Costs

Enter Wikipedia:

In chemistry, activation energy is a term introduced in 1889 by the Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius, that is defined as the energy that must be overcome in order for a chemical reaction to occur.

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Every action a person takes has an activation cost. The activation cost of a consistent, deeply embedded habit is zero. It happens almost automatically. The activation cost for most people in the United States to exercising is fairly high, and most people are inconsistent about exercising. However, there are people who - every single day - begin by putting their running shoes on and running. Their activation cost to running is effectively zero.

My New Workout: Day 3

On Runner's Ravings

As someone who used to scour the Internet for fitness advice, I know that there are innumerable online resources out there for people looking to lose some weight, gain some muscle, and get six pack abs. One particularly good one is James Fell's SixPackAbs, which I recommend reading.

Needless to say, a lot of this is nonsense and geared towards making money off of peoples’ naivety and indolence. There are no magical pills that will make those fat rolls go away. You have to work at it, and love the process. Losing weight and getting healthy is about overhauling your lifestyle.

I don’t want people to waste their money on nonsense, and so I want to offer as frequently as possible my own insight into fitness forays. Below is my own workout, and it is far from perfect.

A few points for clarity:

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