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Physical fatigue is in the brain as much as in the body | Psyche Ideas

Physical fatigue is in the brain as much as in the body | Psyche Ideas

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Fatigue Is A Mind Thing

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 ...

Placebos: We Think We Are Getting Better, And We Do

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...

The Expectation Effect

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.

The Negative Thought Spiral

Scientific research shows that negative beliefs about our capacity for exercise can reduce our endurance and increase our discomfort. This will naturally make it much harder...

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