"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Harnessing personal strength
Whats strong vs. whats wrong
by CONNIE ARONSON
The positive psychology movement believes that cultivating what is best in ourselves increases our sense of well-being. Our character strengths and their connection with life satisfaction and happiness is an important research field in positive psychology. A new large-scale study conducted by a team of psychologists from the University of Zurich proved that the largest impact was evident in training the strengths: curiosity, gratitude, optimism, humor and enthusiasm. It's no surprise that these participants were more often in a good mood and more cheerful.
Rather than focusing on our quirks, the newer field of psychology focuses on how humans flourish. The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, home to the founder of the movement, Martin Seligman, calls it "the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive." We all have problems and stresses, but manifesting your strengths can help you increase your happiness, improve your relationships and achieve your life goals.
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Sometimes simple advice is just smart. We all know that we have to decrease energy balance and increase exercise if losing weight is the goal. Some great advice from a star-studded Ph.D panel recently speaking on Energy Balance and Weight-Loss Confusion at ACSM's 16th Health & Fitness Summit, including Nancy Rodriguiz;University of Connecticut, Laura Kruskall;University of Las Vegas, Nanna Meyer; University of Colorado, and Kris Clark of Penn State.
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y grandmother used to laugh at herself in the mirror, and say she didn't recognize the old person looking back at her! She didn't feel old.Yet alot of us look in the mirror and wonder why we don't look like we used to, when we were in our twenties or thirties. Liz Applegate, who is the director of sports nutrition at UC Davis presented results from a 10 week program called Embrace Your Range, at the American College of Sports Medicine annual Health & Fitness Summit, April 14th."We still have that prehistoric wiring to store fat", she said. We can blame it on estrogen, starting from puberty, as the fat shifts over the decades towards our middle section...but we can also modify our diets toward colorful fruits and vegetables and allocating 25% of our plates to lean protein sources, limit alcohol, and exercise! Over 80% of the women in the program felt more energetic, and healthier, and with the extra protein-much better!