Michelle Segar, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the Associate Director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy (SHARP) Center for Women and Girls, the Women’s Sport Foundation research collaboration with the University of Michigan. In a new piece on WomensHealth.gov, Dr. Segar discusses her SMART method of exercise, which she designed to help women ages 40 to 60 find the right reasons to stick with a fitness program. The core reason for change in health and fitness, according to the SMART method, goes beyond "better health" to fostering daily self care, joy, and well being.
In addition to explaining this game-changing new perspective on exercise, Dr. Segar also shares her favorite healthy-living tip, her guilty pleasures and debunks some common fitness myths.