Neurocognitive mechanisms of motivation in physical training

Mecanismos Neurocognitivos de la motivación en el entrenamiento físico


Physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyle are currently a global health problem that concerns because of its systematic growth, the health consequences it causes for adults and, in alarming escalation, also for the younger population. On the contrary, regular physical activity has shown benefits to physical, neurological and mental health. Despite the incontrovertible information about its positive effects, less than half of the world’s population excercises regularly. This work’s objective is to make a brief description of the neurocognitive mechanisms that are involved in the motivational processes, especially those linked to physical activity, in order to present pragmatic recommendations that increase adherence to physical training programs, based on techniques of cognitive psychology and analyzed from a neurocognitive perspective.


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Matías Salvador Bertone
Ulises Ezequiel Loskin
Eduardo Sandoval Obando
Martín Acosta


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