Want To Improve Your Health? Believe In Yourself

October 31, 2014 3:38 PM

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This popular, self-affirming mantra and others like it grant power to those in need of an extra boost of motivation. A new meta-analysis published on the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Character & Context's blog confirms that self-affirmations can help us all achieve higher in many areas our lives -- especially when it comes to our health.

Tracy Epton of the University of Manchester collected and analyzed 41 studies involving self-affirmation practices, which include anything that helps people recognize their inherent value as individuals. She and her team found that overall, self-affirmation helped "improve message acceptance, intent...

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