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Did you know you can be healthier just by thinking that you are?

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Your brain, and therefore your mindset, plays a key role in the way your body responds to exercise.

When you think you are doing the right amount of physical activity, it has a profound effect on the way your body processes that physical activity. And the reverse is also true, if you’re getting enough physical activity but you don’t think you are, your mind can prevent your body from reaping the full benefits.

On this episode, Gab and Sarah dig into a fascinating study by Dr. Alia Crum and Dr. Ellen Langer that looked at a group of women with very labour-intensive jobs. These women were encouraged to change their mindset about exercise and the results were incredible.

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WLY resources and recommendations:

Huberman Lab podcast Optimize Your Mindset with Dr. Alia Crum https://hubermanlab.com/dr-alia-crum-science-of-mindsets-for-health-performance/ 

Ellen Langer Mindfulness https://ellenlanger.com/books/mindfulness-25th-anniversary-edition/ 

Mindset Matters: Exercise and the Placebo Effect https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17425538/ 

Donate Life Organ Donation https://www.donatelife.gov.au/ 

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The Women Like You podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and exercise.

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