Improving Health and Longevity by
Changing Attitudes

Is it possible to improve your own prospects for health and longevity by improving your mental habits? Happily, the answer is a definite yes. Dr. Grossarth-Maticek, the creator of both of the attitude tests included in this site, also did several other amazing experiments which proved that your health prospects can be improved by training. In his intervention studies, assistants taught healthy attitudes to middle-aged people who had been found by attitude tests to be at high risk for bad health. Thirteen years later he compared their health status to a matched control group.

In one such study, 1200 people with poor test scores were randomly assigned so that half received self-regulation training while 600 people, randomly assigned to a control group, received no training or placebo training. When the health status of the two groups was checked 13 years later, 409 of the people given the training were still alive verses only 97 of the equal-sized control group!

The most amazing thing is that the training which gave this impressive improvement in health consisted only of self-study plus six one-hour sessions spread over a one year period! The principles of self-regulation are so simple and so effective that, once people experience their power, they become enthusiasts for life. If you think it's too late to change, think again: the average age of the people in that experiment was 58.

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Copyright 1997 Thomas R Blakeslee. All rights reserved. Revised: November 23, 2003.