Mind-set matters: exercise and the placebo effect.

  title={Mind-set matters: exercise and the placebo effect.},
  author={Alia J Crum and Ellen J. Langer},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={18 2},
In a study testing whether the relationship between exercise and health is moderated by one's mind-set, 84 female room attendants working in seven different hotels were measured on physiological health variables affected by exercise. Those in the informed condition were told that the work they do (cleaning hotel rooms) is good exercise and satisfies the Surgeon General's recommendations for an active lifestyle. Examples of how their work was exercise were provided. Subjects in the control group… CONTINUE READING
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