Positive Thinking And Its Effect On Your Health

Dr. Purushothaman
October 3, 2013

Even though positive thinking has been promoted for the last several years as advantageous for our mental performance, latest research has discovered a connection between the quality of our thoughts and the condition of our physical health. Majority of men and women direct their attention on areas of their health that are not as good as they would like. The complaints will vary from not feeling well to not being able to do the things they used to be able to do. What makes the difference between those who seem to constantly concentrate on what's not going right, and people who manage to find something good to talk about? Below we'll look at several situations in which positive thinking has been found to improve health.

The first thing to consider is how your thoughts are related to conditions such as depression and stress. An important question is whether the person's thoughts are creating the physical depression or the physical depression is triggering the negative thinking.

It's best to include the unconscious mind in any treatment since most conditions cannot be treated by merely "changing your mind." When a person has a habit of imagining things turning out very badly, rational thinking can show show them that they often are magnifying things. A lot of our deepest beliefs and habits are controlled by our subconscious mind, and altering these calls for more than rational thinking. Visualization and hypnosis can be extremely effective in changing beliefs and, if you do this, the long-lasting effects can be more powerful than using logic only.

The placebo effect, which has been scientifically documented numerous times, exemplifies conclusively that thoughts and beliefs affect the physical body in really powerful ways. This is when individuals are given a pill which actually does not have any healing value, and yet they claim to note an improvement in how they feel. The placebo effect demonstrates how strongly the mind can influence the body to enable quicker healing of injuries and sicknesses. You can likewise use the power of your mind to assist you in achieving your fitness and exercise goals. A historic example of this is when the four minute barrier for running the mile was broken, which had been seen as impossible up to that point. With the breaking of the supposed "barrier", numerous other runners followed, and currently the record is about 3:43.

The effects of process of aging are likewise influenced by how we think about the process. Some men and women direct their thoughts, and their conversations, on what they consider to be the inescapable outcomes of becoming older: pains and limitations. It seems there's a great deal of truth to the saying, "You're only as old as you think you are," and our thoughts can be used to undo a lot of the so-called effects of aging. Regrettably, many individuals will nonetheless hold on to old beliefs about the inescapable "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.

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