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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

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Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation Explained

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Intrinsic motivation. Doing something because you simply enjoy it; the act is naturally satisfying. Extrinsic motivation. Doing something to avoid a bad outcome or to gain approval and attention. These are simplistic definitions, but the will work.

Let’s dive in deeper. Both forms of motivation can have merit, while both can also have detrimental qualities. Extrinsic motivation is an external form of motivation.

Intrinsic motivation, however, is an internal form of motivation. Office 9850 9005 Mobile 0429 891 243 Opening Hours: 5.30am to 11.00pm Monday to Friday 7.00am to 11pm Weekends [email protected]. Intrinsic motivation comes from within, while extrinsic motivation arises from outside.

When you’re intrinsically motivated, you engage in an activity solely because you enjoy it and get. It is important to identify what motivates you on your health journey. Extrinsic motivation comes from external factors and will not last forever.

Intrinsic motivation is engaging in something that we find personally rewarding. Reflecting on the internal benefits of lifestyle changes can help us shift from extrinsic to intrinsic motivators. If you are motivated to go to the gym for a reward or because you have a personal trainer, these are examples of extrinsic motivation.

Many people begin their fitness journey with much more extrinsic motivation compared to intrinsic. A person may see exercise as a chore or a requirement rather than an enjoyable activity or lifestyle. Right now, some of those extrinsic motivators may be in short supply—you may not be motivated to shave your legs daily if everyone’s only seeing you on Zoom calls, for instance, or your fitness motivation may be running low without your favorite studio class instructor there to cheer you on.

But there are tricks you can use to create a little intrinsic motivation or help find new extrinsic. While extrinsic motivation can decrease intrinsic desires, external factors (when not used to bribe or coerce) can help patients develop intrinsic motivation that lasts. For instance, when peer groups or health coaches praise and recognize patient efforts to be more physically active, they can help those patients turn external factors into internal motivation. Unlike extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation comes from within an individual rather than on external influences or a desire for a physical reward. For example, instead of working out to get a six-pack, an intrinsically motivated person works out for the pure pleasure they get from performing the act.

Unfortunately, health care continues to weigh heavily on the carrot-and-stick model to incentivize clinicians to engage with strategic priorities. Physician compensation models, pay-for-performance, and related financial incentives rely on extrinsic motivation to achieve change, and their impact to date has been limited. 1.

In practical terms, intrinsic motivation causes people to engage in an activity, such as exercise, for the sheer sense of pleasure or satisfaction they get from the activity itself. Extrinsic motivation, on the other hand, is derived from direct environmental.

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If this relation between motivation and adherence also exists for sport and exercise behavior, then it could be a key to promoting health in the general population.

“Handbook of Self-determination Research” by Edward L. Deci, Richard M. Ryan
from Handbook of Self-determination Research
by Edward L. Deci, Richard M. Ryan
University of Rochester Press, 2004

There is an increasing body of literature demonstrating the importance of body composition over weight loss alone.52–54 From a naturopathic perspective, ‘fitness over fatness’ resonates with a holistic perspective in which the total health of the individual is prioritised over individual risk factors.

“Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice” by Jon Wardle, Jerome Sarris
from Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice
by Jon Wardle, Jerome Sarris
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

This should persuade physicians and others to use exercise physiologists to assess a baseline body composition, to incorporate exercise for the purpose of losing weight and gaining lean mass, and to improve body image and self­esteem through regular exercise.

“Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine” by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
from Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
SAGE Publications, 2010

I wrote this for people who want to have a basic understanding of the principles that constitute a smart, healthy diet and practical, productive exercise plan.

“15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben's SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health” by Charles Barkley, Vincent Ben Bocchicchio
from 15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben’s SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health
by Charles Barkley, Vincent Ben Bocchicchio
SelectBooks, Incorporated, 2017

The findings reported by Ryan et al. (1997) also provided support for the premise that, although people may initially partake in exercise for extrinsic reasons (e.g., to improve their health, enhance their appearance, or increase their fitness), intrinsic motives are central to sustained persistence.

“Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise” by Glyn C. Roberts, Darren Treasure
from Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise
by Glyn C. Roberts, Darren Treasure
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2012

The development of intrinsic motivation is a key consideration for many promoting physical activity and has already been discussed in Chapter 3.

“Psychology of Physical Activity: Determinants, Well-being, and Interventions” by Stuart Biddle, Nanette Mutrie
from Psychology of Physical Activity: Determinants, Well-being, and Interventions
by Stuart Biddle, Nanette Mutrie
Routledge, 2001

Motivation (Vallerand, 1997) may well constitute the holy grail for those in health, wellness, and fitness fields (figure 1.2).

“Lifestyle Wellness Coaching” by James Gavin, Madeleine Mcbrearty
from Lifestyle Wellness Coaching
by James Gavin, Madeleine Mcbrearty
Human Kinetics, 2013

Williams MA, Haskell WL, Ades PA, et al: Resistance exercise in individuals with and without cardiovascular disease: 2007 update: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism.

“Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book” by Roger Blumenthal, JoAnne Foody, Nathan D. Wong
from Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease E-Book
by Roger Blumenthal, JoAnne Foody, Nathan D. Wong
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

In the sections that follow, the focus is on changes in physical fitness and body composition, quality of life and disease burden, rather than on changes in longevity itself.

“Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine” by M.S. John Pathy, Alan J. Sinclair, John E. Morley
from Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine
by M.S. John Pathy, Alan J. Sinclair, John E. Morley
Wiley, 2006

Given the wide variety of physiologic variables and risk 16 factors that exercise improves combined with the great vari14 14.9 ance in exercise-induced weight loss, it is easy to appreciate the difficulty of dissecting out the relative role of exercise (fitness) and fatness in health.

“Handbook of Obesity, Two-Volume Set” by George A. Bray, Claude Bouchard
from Handbook of Obesity, Two-Volume Set
by George A. Bray, Claude Bouchard
CRC Press, 2019

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  • Good chat again Lawrence! At times only a health scare gets people motivated……and too often its too late. I’m glad you are talking about doing this for US not for the camera/youtube because I really think that some folks thats their only motivation.

  • thts just proper made me laugh up until 38 nsecs so funny man true as well lol watching the rest now but already know its a classic if ur house was on fire u wouldn’t just sit and say il sort it tomorrow lol no ud get up and do it now hahaha wicked:)

  • My immediate goal during a workout, is to feel a burn in the muscles I am targeting. But as I am what is called a “hard gainer” and not to mention that I am 60 years of age (although a youthful 60), I try not to get too hung up on the goal of seeing huge gains, and then to get discouraged. I do push my self to my limit, and the way that makes me feel, both mentally and physically is my reward. Thanks for your videos…they are not only inspirational and informative, but fun to watch!

  • Interesting video; internal drive is so important. I discuss being intrinsically motivated on my channel in the context of raising my little guy to be as smart as possible. Check it out if intrigued https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eE5epoOF2A&t=40s

  • I’ve got the long term goal worked out. But you’re exactly right on how to improve my motivation to achieve that goal. And that would be to make smaller goals, hell, even a daily goal just to hit your workout if you’re not feeling up to it. Thanks Lawrence.

  • Lawrence,,Once again a great video,,,,,,,, You really get to the point quick and impart the advice needed,,,,hope you no longer have too much cold weather,,we are due snow possibly here in England yet again,,,see your in Canada i went to Calgary Kate 70s,,fab place,,,, Have a great week,,,,

  • According to John Locke and myself(since i agree with him), all the human being’s ultimate goal should somehow relate to an internal reward(which is to feel good, Ex. you do charity because you feel good after doing it.). Therefore, shall i conclude the theory of extrinsic motivation is based on the realization of our consciousness, since i believe most of the people at most of the time working hard to earn money do not realize they do it for an ultimate internal reward.

  • Excellent Video. I am searching for that key to make my training and diet a lifestyle instead of surges of six months on followed by six months off. The intrinsic reward concept struck a nerve. To me, it said when you learn to make the process your reward, instead of the result, it becomes a lifestyle. Everything I’ve ever done with training has been for an extrinsic reward.

    For me, writing is the endeavor where I get in the flow and lose track of time, an intrinsic pursuit. I am obviously thinking about the result, but it is the creative writing process that stimulates. The pure enjoyment of the act. Perhaps, I can teach my mind to react similarly to exercise. I have always enjoyed the process of weight training. Cardio not so much.

    Diet is the most challenging issue for me. Love to see a video on how you discipline yourself over the long haul via intrinsic reward.

  • Love this video, good motivation, started at 376lbs, down to 250lbs and have added enough muscle in the last year to weigh down a horse and buggy ��