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As any casual observer of the hospitality industry knows, hotel maids spend the majority of their days lugging heavy equipment around endless hallways. Basically, almost every moment of their working lives is spent engaged in some kind of physical activity. But Langer found that most of these women don’t see themselves as physically active. She […]


As any casual observer of the hospitality industry knows, hotel maids spend the majority of their days lugging heavy equipment around endless hallways. Basically, almost every moment of their working lives is spent engaged in some kind of physical activity. But Langer found that most of these women don’t see themselves as physically active. She […]




As our New Year’s resolutions commitments takes a back seat in our daily lives, and our exercising slows down, I discovered a study published in the February 2007 issue of Psychological Science that may help us to reap the benefits of exercise through our daily routine. Harvard University psychologist Ellen Langer and her student Alia Crum determined that many of the benefits of exercise are caused by the way we think about exercising.