Will power – it’s sometimes called won’t power – is being studied a lot, and so what do we know now that’s useful? Dr Kelly McGonigal – wrote Maximum Willpower and has some good suggestions for maximizing self control.
As we head into the London Olympics – you think about the thousands of hours of training that goes into getting there, but there’s an idea now that we should train smarter rather than harder. The 10-20-30 method of training from Copenhagen limits the time taken but gives very good results.
And as we baby boomers get older some good news from the UK about the health and happiness of the over 85s. Life expectancy increasing by 2 years every decade, and most of the over 85’s happy and healthy.
We know the sayings “Following your heart” and “trusting your gut” – now scientists are studying our reactions and finding they’re accurate. University of Exeter research says that we have a physical response to unfair offers).