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"Feeling better isn't just this selfish, hedonic thing — it actually is fuel. I consider energy from taking care of yourself as essential fuel for the things that matter most in our lives," says Michelle Segar, a psychologist at the University of Michigan who studies how we sustain healthy behaviors like exercise. Saviour Giyorges / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Premium hide caption

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From Couch Potato To Fitness Buff: How I Learned To Love Exercise

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Left to right: The trainer demonstrates squats with a chair, pull-ups with a towel wrapped around a banister and jumping jack intervals. Jenna Sterner/NPR hide caption

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Get Fit — Faster: This 22-Minute Workout Has You Covered

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Bryant Johnson puts Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg through her paces for a living. Bryant's got a workout for the rest of us, too. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The NPR staff likes to exercise in several different ways. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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