Understanding the Science of Willpower in Managing Your Weight

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

12:00 pm

Alway Building, Room M114 Map

Sponsored by:
Health Improvement Program

PLEASE NOTE: Class location updated to Alway Building, Room M114.

Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue that some people seem to have and others don’t. Understanding willpower will enable you to develop the ability to do what YOU WANT for yourself. Self-control is like a muscle and can be strengthened. You can learn the right habits, techniques and strategies, based on the science of self-change, that will work for you. With strengthened self-control, you can reach your weight goals, and make other lifelong changes. 

Habits make up 40% of our daily routine and have an enormous impact on our wellbeing. You can train your brain to regulate impulses and avoid self-sabotage. You can learn to distract yourself from temptations. Once you get into the willpower groove, your brain will focus on what you want for yourself and you will find that you are struggling less.

Participants will gain useful tools to reshape habits, avoid temptation, deal with procrastination, and build willpower endurance. The good news is once your willpower becomes stronger in one area, it touches every area in your life. 

Instructor: Joyce Hanna, MA, MS, Associate Director of HIP, exercise physiologist and nutritionist.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Alway Building, Room M114 Map

Registration for this class will begin on 3/21 via the HIP Homepage

Course Fee: $30 (STAP/EA funds: yes)

Class code: usw-01


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650 723-9649, healthimprovement@stanford.edu
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