Mind Affects the Body

We tend to think that our thoughts have no effect. How often have you heard the phrase, “It’s just a thought”?

The truth is, our thoughts are much more powerful than we know and it’s been demonstrated by research.

In her book The Intention Experiment, Lynn McTaggart presents several research examples.

In one example from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, one group went to the gym to work out and one group imagined going to the gym to work out. What was the effect? The group that went to the gym had a 30% increase in muscle strength which was to be expected. However, the group who did NOT go to the gym, who only exercised in their mind had a 14% increase in muscle strength.

Think about that for a moment, the people who only imagined working out had strength increases without actually working out. You might think that 14% improvement is not much but since they didn’t actually work out, it should have been ZERO!

This is not the only example. Another group between 20 and 35 years old imagined flexing on bicep muscle as hard as they could five times a week.  All they did was imagine and yet, they had a 13.5% increase in strength AND muscle size!

It’s clear that thoughts do have a powerful effect on the body. Are you thinking negative thoughts about your body or health? You’d better look into it today!

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