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Bulk-up Your Willpower Muscles

Posted: January 11, 2010

If you are struggling with New Year resolution don't be too hard on yourself, according to neuroscientists having willpower is not a character flaw and it could all be down to the physical make up of the brain. Because the part of the brain called prefrontal cortex is the same part of the brain that records our working memory and is in charge of willpower, Researchers showed that when the brain is overwhelmed with tasks willpower is very weak. The solution is, as I mention in my book, Mind Over Body: The Key To Lasting Weight Loss Is All In Your Brain, is not hammering people with new habits but helping them bulk-up their willpower muscles by making them consciously aware of certain changes that need to take place before any physical habits are set in motion. For the past ten years I have taught this process based on my own experience as a professional athlete and the experience of thousands of my clients. I am glad that researchers finally are catching up to what I've stumbled upon years ago.

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