October 4, 2011

Resist Temptation with All Your (Muscle) Might


Make a fist before picking your dessert.


The simple act of tightening a muscle — in your hand, your calf, whatever — can help you make the healthier choice.


"Firm muscles can firm willpower and … increase self-control…. Put simply, steely muscles can lead to a steely resolve," says a study recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research.


Read more at:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sc-health-0720-bit-of-fitness-20110720,0,6797331.column