Can Cut Lifespan Short

Can Cut Lifespan Short

STANFORD, Calif. — The mere thought that you’re not working out enough can cut short your lifespan, a new study finds.

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God proven right – yet again.

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ? (Luke 12:25)

  • “Our research suggests that perceiving everyday activities as good exercise is almost as important as doing the activities in the first place. In the pursuit of health and longevity, it is important not only to adopt healthy behaviors but also healthy thoughts.” [ reference article below ]


For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:8)

opinion unto righteousness ~ ~ timothy williams
[ proverbs 18:2 ]

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(—“Individuals who thought they were less active than other people their age were more likely to die, regardless of health status, body mass index, and so on,” says Alia Crum, one of the study’s lead authors in an NPR interview.

To be clear, even when all other variables were constant among a group, those who believed they were lagging behind in physical activity experienced higher rates of mortality.

“Most people know that not exercising enough is bad for your health,” says co-author Octavia Zahrt, a doctoral candidate at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, in a press release. “But most people do not know that thinking you are not exercising enough can also harm your health.”

This observation was found by examining the respondents over a 21-year period following their initial responses. One sample showed that this belief alone resulted in an astounding 71 percent increase in mortality risk.

The researchers believe that perhaps the biggest phenomenon underlying this finding is the placebo effect. For example, “the belief you’re getting a pain medication can activate endogenous opiates in the brain,” Crum explains.