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A new picture is emerging of the way that the brain manages the body's resources and how this can be swayed by our motivation, and by our broader beliefs about our capabilities and the task ahead.
These new insights offer enticing strategies that we can all use to boost our performance ...
Caffeine, for instance, has long been considered a muscular stimulant that can enhance performance in many sports - yet that is largely a product of our expectations about what it can do.
According to multiple studies, people can benefit from so-called open-label placebos, even thou...
There is no substitute for auto-suggestion, or self-belief.
Understanding the power of mind-over-muscle might lead us to reconsider some of our core underlying beliefs about our fitness. For manifold reasons, we might assume that we simply aren’t cut out for exercise.
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