3 Mind Tricks That Will Help You Succeed
The No-Workout Workout
Merely thinking of your daily routine as a workout can help you get fit. In a study coauthored by Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer, hotel maids who were told that their work—including changing linens and vacuuming—was actually exercise significantly improved their fitness without changing their routines. In four weeks, they lost more weight and body fat, lowered their blood pressure, reduced their waist-to-hip ratio, and improved their body mass index compared with the control group, who weren't prepped to think of their activities as exercise.
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