Beliefs about Aging can Affect Heart
Medical researchers can now show that how you feel about
aging as you get older influences the health of your heart. In
what they call "the first study of its kind," investigators led by
epidemiologist Becca Levy of Yale School of Medicine found that
exposing study participants to positive ideas about aging lowered
their blood pressure readings during times of mild stress.
Conversely, those exposed to negative ideas about aging
subsequently registered higher values of systolic and diastolic
Levy's team structured the 54-participant study to deliver
subliminal messages via flashes of words across a computer
screen. Positive words included "wisdom" and "creative," and
negative words included "senile" and "dying." Levy says, "The
study suggests that negative stereotypes of aging may contribute
to health problems in the elderly without their awareness." She
and her team publish the findings in the Journal of Gerontology.
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NLP Practitioners frequently help clients deal with limiting beliefs,
whether they be about aging, health, self-worth or relationships.
One of my workshops, “Change your Beliefs, Change your Life,”
specifically addresses limiting beliefs. I invite you to browse my
website for more information on my workshops or contact me if
you have any questions or concerns.
An excellent book that discusses limiting beliefs from an NLP
perspective is “Beliefs: Pathways to Health and Well-Being,”
by Dilts, Hallbom, and Smith, Metamorphous Press, 1990.