What are affirmations?


Affirmations are positive statements that individuals say about themselves, often during activities like affirmations-based exercises. This practice can significantly influence mood, self-image, memory, and brain function. Dr. Wendy Suzuki, a guest on the , describes an exercise class that combines physical movement with spoken positive affirmations, such as declaring "I am strong" while performing actions, which effectively boosts one's mood and self-perception. The belief induced by affirmations can alter people's mood similarly to how one's beliefs about stress or exercise can change the physiological benefits they receive from these activities 1 2.

The Power of Affirmations

Wendy Suzuki, an exercise instructor, discusses the value of affirmations and how it can affect mood, self-image, memory, and brain function. She shares her experience with intenseati, a form of exercise that combines physical movements with positive spoken affirmations. The episode also touches on the impact of beliefs on behavior and the brain's predictive coding.

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Dr. Wendy Suzuki: Boost Attention & Memory with Science-Based Tools | Huberman Lab Podcast #73