Wording of the question matters.

Researchers were curious to understand how simple changes in the way a question is worded may influence exercising behaviors. In this study, people were asked either an empowering question (e.g., What could you do to exercise more?) or disempowering question (Why aren’t you exercising more?) about their exercising habits. Results showed that people who received the empowering question were more likely to give more solutions to the problem compared to those given disempowering questions and instead provided excuses. Wording of the question then seems to have the potential to influence exercising behaviors.