Apparently so……Simply by telling 44 hotel maids that what they did each day involved some serious exercise, the Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer and Alia J. Crum, a student, were apparently able to lower the women’s blood pressure, shave pounds off their bodies and improve their body-fat and “waist to hip” ratios. Self-awareness, it seems, was the women’s elliptical trainer. While there was no change in their behavior, the informed women now considered themselves regularly exercising. This shift in mind-set actually led to physical changes. Mindfulness really does matter!!
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