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How can some guilty pleasures motivate me to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Premack Principle
The premack principle states that more probable behaviors will reinforce less probable behaviors.
In other words, if you allow yourself a guilty pleasure only after performing a healthful behavior, the healthful behavior will be strengthened. But, it would also be a good idea if your guilty pleasure were not harmful to your health, say for example, dancing to justin bieber.

In brief: Premack Principle
The premack principle states that more probable behaviors will reinforce less probable behaviors.
In other words, if you allow yourself a guilty pleasure only after performing a healthful behavior, the healthful behavior will be strengthened. But, it would also be a good idea if your guilty pleasure were not harmful to your health, say for example, dancing to justin bieber.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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