Why Do We Choose the Couch Over the Gym?

Everyone has experienced that feeling of sitting down on the couch after an exceptionally long day and thinking to yourself, “I’m exhausted, I’ll hit the gym tomorrow.”. This happens frequently, even though all day you told yourself that the minute you got home, you were going to change, grab water, and hit the gym. What…

Justifying Bad Habits

As humans, one of the most basic and primal feelings we share is a discomfort known as cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is when a person simultaneously holds two or more competing or conflicting beliefs or attitudes. Dissonance is the mental pain that is caused when these attitudes or actions conflict. In order to ease that…