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Turns out I was wrong about this…

By Marcus Santer

Back in September 2013 I asked you how you’d like two minutes with Wonder Woman?

It was based on research that claimed how adopting Power Poses or high status gestures was a proven way to:

In just two minutes.

Well, new research just out contradicts most of that.

Scientists from the University of Zurich [1] found adopting a power pose will still help you to feel more powerful and confident. And in a stressful situation like a job interview for example, that’s a good thing.

But they refute the claims that power poses affect testosterone or cortisol levels.

So power poses aren’t a total bust.

Though I did think twice about sharing this research with you because I didn’t want to appear wrong.

And then I thought how crazy that was.

Because my job is to share with you the best – backed up by science – tools I can find that help you to live a longer, healthier and happier life.

To live and age well.

And if new evidence undermines my previous findings I have a duty to let you know.

That’s called being scientific.

Because science is always in flux and always being updated.

So my best current understanding (a phrase you’re going to start hearing a lot around here) about power poses is they are still helpful when you need a self confidence boost.

But they’re not going to effect your hormones.

Though if you practice a ZEN+ lifestyle you’ve still got:

To help you manage your fight or flight and rest, repair and build modes.

And if you haven’t got your copy of the ZEN+ book yet, you can take care of that right now by…

–> Clicking Here <--- Bye for now Marcus P.S. I’ve learned a very valuable lesson from this experience.

To be careful when being so certain about science.

I used to think being uncertain was a bad thing, but now I realise it reflects the tentative nature of science and helps to keep me humble.

All good things.

I’m going to have to start using a new dictionary =)


[1] E. Ranehill, A. Dreber, M. Johannesson, S. Leiberg, S. Sul, R. A. Weber. Assessing the Robustness of Power Posing: No Effect on Hormones and Risk Tolerance in a Large Sample of Men and Women. Psychological Science, 2015