The placebo effect, which has been scientifically documented numerous times, illustrates conclusively that thoughts and beliefs affect the physical body in very powerful ways. This is when individuals are given a pill which really does not have any healing value, and yet they claim to notice an improvement in how they feel. This is evidence of the link between mind and body, and there are a lot of examples of men and women with a positive outlook being able to recover more speedily from illness and injury. The mind likewise affects our physical stamina and can be harnessed to attain greater degrees of fitness. Until Roger Bannister ran a mile in under four minutes, it was believed to be an unattainable feat for man. With the breaking of the supposed "barrier", a lot of other runners followed, and currently the record is about 3:43.
The effects of process of aging are also affected by how we think about the process. Once again, the language you hear from a lot of people as they get older is based on not being able to do things, and that aches and pains are unavoidable. It looks like there's much truth to the saying, "You're only as old as you think you are," and our thoughts can be used to undo a lot of the so-called effects of aging. Individuals who have a habitually negative mentality will not believe it's possible to improve their attitudes, and their health, as they age.
By harnessing the power of your mind for positive thinking, you can reach higher fitness goals and reach a state of great health.