Research undertaken by Dr Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani, of the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Florence-Emilie Kinnafick, of University of Northampton, has demonstrated that supportive regular text messages can help people who have just started exercising to stay motivated.

Dr Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani

Florence-Emilie Kinnafick said: “Text messages are relatively inexpensive and can reach a large portion of the population. Therefore, using supportive text messages could be a useful, efficient, and effective addition to current programmes aimed at increasing levels of physical activity in those individuals new to exercise”.

This research has been featured on the British Psychological Society website here.

In the video below Dr Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani describes the focus of her research in 60 seconds.