Locking our eyes only on the most distant thing in our path – and ignoring whatever’s just ahead – messes with the data our brain receives…And suddenly, even the most distant objects seem closer, and easier to get to. And since we subconsciously pace ourselves based on distance – when our brain feels like we’re “almost there,” it makes us move faster.
To get the most out of this trick, the experts suggest setting mini-goals along your route – like stop signs, trail markers, or trees. As you approach one, shift your focus to the next. You’ll end up exercising longer, moving faster, and burning more calories.