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Research reinforces SUN SHEN system: pleasure matters!

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Dear Sun Shen classmates,
I confess that I have been an off-and-on martial arts practitioner, an off-and-on dieter, off-and-on swimmer, etc.. I used to berate myself until I came to Sun Shen where Master Kim speaks about “pleasure” being the strongest motivating factor for regular practice. This study by Dr. Michelle Segar at the University of Michigan reinforces this concept of motivation.
“Health is not an optimal way to make physical activity relevant and compelling enough for most people to prioritize in their hectic lives”…Rather, immediate rewards that enhance daily life — more energy, a better mood, less stress and more opportunity to connect with friends and family — offer far more motivation…”

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