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Regular mental imagery exercises help preserve arm strength during 4 weeks of immobilization, researchers have found. Strength is controlled by a number of factors — the most studied by far is skeletal muscle. However, the nervous system is also an important, though not fully understood, determinant of strength and weakness. In this study, researchers set out to test how the brain’s cortex plays into strength development.


Hard to believe we’re almost half way through 2014, but we are! How are you doing? And what about those New Year’s resolutions I asked you about in January? Have you lost those extra pounds, exercised, meditated, or created the new habit, reached the goal as you intended on January 1, 2014? It’s okay if you haven’t.





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.