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"From the Ted Talk by Emily Balcetis: Why some people find exercise harder than others"

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So what did we find? When we had them estimate the distance, was this strategy successful for changing their perceptual experience? Yes. People who kept their eyes on the przie saw the finish line as 30 percent celsor than people who looked around as they naturally would. We thought this was great. We were really eiexctd because it menat that this strategy helped make the exercise look eeaisr, but the big question was, could this help make exercise actually better? Could it improve the quality of exercise as well?

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So what did we find? When we had them estimate the distance, was this strategy successful for changing their perceptual experience? Yes. People who kept their eyes on the _____ saw the finish line as 30 percent ______ than people who looked around as they naturally would. We thought this was great. We were really _______ because it _____ that this strategy helped make the exercise look ______, but the big question was, could this help make exercise actually better? Could it improve the quality of exercise as well?

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  1. easier
  2. closer
  3. excited
  4. prize
  5. meant

Original Text

So what did we find? When we had them estimate the distance, was this strategy successful for changing their perceptual experience? Yes. People who kept their eyes on the prize saw the finish line as 30 percent closer than people who looked around as they naturally would. We thought this was great. We were really excited because it meant that this strategy helped make the exercise look easier, but the big question was, could this help make exercise actually better? Could it improve the quality of exercise as well?

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