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Whether we like to admit it or not, we’re all getting older. And the older we get, the more ingrained our various bad habits and unhelpful behaviors become. Recognizing a habit that needs to change is one thing, but finding a way to get your stubborn mind to allow you to make that change is a completely separate challenge.
Michael Gelb has made a successful career out of applying genius thinking to personal development and growth, and he has a simple way of thinking about the methods of human change: “Either it’s universal wisdom, or it’s baloney.” methods of change and how you’re never too old to break a bad habit.
It wasn’t so long ago—maybe 10-15 years—that the field of psychotherapy believed that the fundamental differences between men and women were primarily a result of social conditioning. But as neuroscience has become more and more prevalent in the study of mental health and development, it has also brought to light many misconceptions we have about gender differences.
While some gender-specific behaviors are learned as a child grows up, Louann Brizendine—author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain—says that we are all born with brains that are already hardwired with certain male or female characteristics.
We all know that exercise can make us fitter and reduce our risk for illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. But just how, from start to finish, a run or a bike ride might translate into a healthier life has remained baffling. We all know that men loss weight faster than women. Tone differently. There is no changing that. We were born different. Genes don’t lie.
Now new research reports that the answer may lie, in part, in our DNA. Exercise, a new study finds, changes the shape and functioning of our genes, an important stop on the way to improved health and fitness.
Scientists know that certain genes become active or quieter as a result of exercise. But they hadn’t understood how those genes know how to respond to exercise.
Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm recruited 23 young and healthy men and women, brought them to the lab for a series of physical performance and medical tests, including a muscle biopsy, and then asked them to exercise for three months. Studies showed that men and women differed. Physically it was different. Woman can’t become men and men can’t become women. Unless hormones are taken.
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