If, like pretty much everyone, you have trouble motivating yourself to go for a run or the gym or train yourself to do anything that isn't sitting looking at the internet all day, then help is at hand. Or at wrist.
Pavlok is a fitness tracker that zaps users with an electric shock if they stop exercising or break from a habit you're trying to form (like continually get out of bed early). It'll be available to buy (for your worst enemy or for your employees) later in the year.
Here's what their website says about the fitness band:
Earn Rewards when you Succeed. Face Penalties if you Fail.
Research shows that consistency is the key to forming a habit. When you use Pavlok to stick to your goals, you'll find that they become easier and eventually, automatic.
At that point, use Pavlok to train your next habit and keep up your transformation into a better you.
A better you that that has a little bit of the sadomasochist in them. The Telegraph explains how the device will work:
Like many fitness trackers, the Pavlok will be able to record how many steps you take in a day. This means it will be able to automatically shock you if you fail to reach a certain target. It will also be able to set targets based on GPS data, enabling you to set targets like going to your regular gym every day.
What's good enough for Gitmo is good enough to get the masses off their lazy asses. Right?
Breaking bad habits with electroshock and rerouting patterns of behavior are discussed with author and Pavlok founder, Maneesh Sethi. Smoking cigarettes, unhealthy eating, and avoiding exercise are all changeable, and we look at the power and potential of habit changing behavior in this uncensored Lip News interview--plus we even see the Pavlok shock put to use.
Maneesh Sethi is a bestselling author, behavior change expert and the founder of Pavlok — the world's first wearable technology that not only tracks your habits, but actually changes them using proven psychological principles — and in some cases, electric shocks.
H/T - The Telegraph