Can Thinking Positively Make You Healthier?


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Sep 13, 2012
The impact of thoughts on the quality of our physical health has become a popular subject of study in the last several years. The response you hear when you ask somebody how they feel will vary from individual to individual, but in many cases it can be quite a negative one. The complaints will vary from not feeling healthy to not being able to do the things they at one time could. The intriguing question for individuals worried about their health is whether altering their thoughts from negative to positive can help them feel better. So let’s talk about several ways in which positive thinking can make you healthier. The first thing to consider is how your thoughts are related to conditions like depression and stress. Depression is a delicate issue since some people claim it is caused by a physical condition, while others are happy to look into psychological solutions. It’s advisable to include the unconscious mind in any treatment since many conditions cannot be treated by merely “changing your mind.” At times, it may only need some sort of rational thinking to put a situation into perspectivesince many of the things we are concerned about never turn out to be as bad as imagined. However, the unconscious mind is much more powerful in molding our habitual behavior, oftentimes beyond our conscious control. For lasting change at the unconscious level, hypnotherapy is the most effective method to use. It is also true that positive thinking can have an impact on our physical health, and you may be aware of the placebo effect on those who feel ill. This is when men and women are given a pill which actually does not have any therapeutic value, and yet they claim to note an improvement in how they feel. The placebo effect proves how potently the mind can influence the body to enable quicker healing of injuries and sicknesses. The mind also influences our physical stamina and can be harnessed to attain greater degrees of fitness. A notable example of the influence of belief on physical performance took place back in 1954 when Roger Bannister ran a mile in less than four minutes, breaking the “four minute mile” barrier. Once the “barrier” had been broken, other runners also began to break through what had really been a barrier of belief. Let’s look at another example of how positive thinking influences aging. As you get older, do you talk to your friends about your “aches and pains” and your reduced capabilities? However, the knowledge we now have in the field of longevity demonstrates that you can overturn these effects and lead a very active life into your later years. Alas, a lot of men and women will continue to hold on to old beliefs about the unavoidable “decline” of health in old age, and not pay attention to the benefits of a positive outlook. Now that you realize your attitude can bring you a much better state of health, it’s up to you to take advantage of this information and set your intention to think positive thoughts whenever you remember.