Study: Clench your muscles to shore up your resolve

10/25/2010 | USA Today

If you need to bolster your willpower -- such as resisting that brownie -- clench your muscles. A study shows that participants who tightened a muscle were more likely to be able to deal with a self-control issue in that moment. "The mind and the body are so closely tied together [that] merely clenching muscles can also activate willpower," the researchers say.

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