Habitually lying or affecting physical health
Lying habitually or affecting your health wants to make your body healthier. In addition to eating healthy and exercising more, what else should you pay attention to?
A study in the United States shows that less lying is also good for human health.
This is exactly what it means: “The gentleman is open-minded, and the villain is long!”
Honesty Experiment Psychologists from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA recruited 110 volunteers to participate in a 10-week honesty experiment.
Volunteers range in age from 18 to 71, 34% are community residents and 66% are college students, belonging to different races; the lowest annual income for the family.
USD 50,000, the highest is over USD 160,000.
Researchers divided volunteers into honesty groups and comparison groups, asking the honesty group to “unconditionally lie, to choose to ignore the truth, not answer questions or keep secrets” during the experiment, while the comparison group did not ask.
Anita Kelly, a professor of psychology professor in charge of the experiment, said: “Recent data show that Americans lie on average 11 times a week.
We want to see if living more honestly is indeed healthy.
“During the study period, the volunteers underwent weekly physical examinations. Kelly and others also assessed their interpersonal relationship status and directly lied to find out the lying situation of the volunteers in the comparison group. The number of lies and general lies was as good as possible.
Less lying is beneficial to the physiological results. The volunteers who have less lying have improved their physical and mental health. For example, when the volunteers in the comparison group said an average of three good-faith lies, they reported that they had fewer headaches and sore throats., Less reported two cases of depression, nervousness and other psychological conditions.
This positive effect was more pronounced in the honest group of volunteers.
In addition, volunteers who reduced lying reported that their relationships improved.
Researchers believe that this is the main reason for the health of volunteers.
“When they lie, their health goes down; when they lie down, their health improves,” said Kelly.
“At the end of the experiment, the honest volunteers also reported how they tried to avoid lying in interpersonal communication.
“We found that experimental participants can consciously and dramatically reduce daily lies,” said Kelly.
In turn, it has been linked to significant improvements in health.
“The” exposed stuffing “shows that when people lie, they will involuntarily appear physiological changes such as blood pressure, pulse, breathing and sweat secretion caused by sympathetic nerves.
In addition, studies have shown that the areas of brain activity are different when telling the truth and telling the truth. In general, there are more active areas of the brain when lying and more laborious when speaking the truth.
US researchers previously used brain scanning technology to find that when lying, brain activity is concentrated in the middle, lower, middle anterior, hippocampal, mid-tip, and marginal regions of the brain. These areas are in the human brain and consciousness, Perception, suppression, and other emotional response-related areas.
When telling the truth, only the prefrontal lobe, upper lobe, and cerebral gyrus with bands occur.
British researchers have found that when people experience emotional changes, facial expressions and skin blood flow can change unconsciously and uncontrollably.
Eye movements, pupil dilation, pouting, frowning, panting, swallowing, blinking, and even congestion of blood vessels around the eye will “sell” mental activity.