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    if you work them

    Hi, everyone.
    Could anyone help me with the following?

    1. Can a person stop smoking? Yes. There are countless programs to help you. Step down and cold turkey programs both work---if you work them.

    In the above, does the first "work" mean "produce results/be successful?" And is the second "work" saying (if you) "practice hard" (those programs)?

    2. Aerobic exercise helped clear out the lungs and improve lung capicity over time. Initially, walking, jogging, or swimming were motivating because these air-intensive exercises revealed the extent to which they did not have sufficient lung power.

    Could you paraphrase the part in bold in easy English? And does the "motivating" here mean "people were willing to do those exercises?"

    Thank you.

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    Re: if you work them

    1 Yes
    2 The exercises showed that the people did not have enough lung power, so they were motivated to do more intensive exercises.

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    Re: if you work them

    I see.

    Thank you for the help.

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    Re: if you work them

    To add to Tdol's answer (although it seems to have been enough for unpakwon) 'motivated' = made to want to do/use, in other words 'given a motive'.

    You may find it easier to remember how to use 'motivation' if you remember this Hollywood dialogue:

    Actress: 'One moment, I just need to work out my motivation for this scene.'
    Director: '$30 an hour.'

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