Pause for a moment. Notice what you are thinking. Notice the quality of your thoughts; positive or negative, fast or slow.
Can what is going on up there really change the body?
Lets experiment – imagine going to the refrigerator and taking out a bright yellow juicy lemon. Cutting it in slices and taking a big bite of the juicy pulp. What is happening in your mouth right now?
Same if you think of a happy event, a smile comes to your face? Think of a nerve wracking event, butterfly’s in your stomach?
Our mind and body are connected by a two way street. What happens in one affects the other.
So can our thoughts actually change how our body responds to eating and exercising?
Research is pointing to a big “yes!”. Check out this TED talk by Dr. Alia Crum.
Great news because it means we could very well have an added way to improve our health and well-being – by switching our thinking – in any moment.
Keep Moving, Be Well
Janet Huehls, MA, RCEP, CHWC
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