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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. Javier Snchez Mingorance/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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

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