May 25


Dr. Alia Crum: Science of Mindsets for Health & Performance | Huberman Lab Podcast #56

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May 25, 2023

Fitness, Health & Fitness

My guest is Dr. Alia Crum, Associate (tenured) Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Mind & Body Lab. Dr. Crum is a world expert on mindsets and beliefs and how they shape our responses to stress, exercise, and even to the foods we eat. We discuss how our mindset about the nutritional content of food changes whether it is satisfying to us at a physiological (hormonal and metabolic) level. She also tells how mindsets about exercise can dramatically alter the effects of exercise on weight loss, blood pressure, and other health metrics. Dr. Crum teaches us how to think about stress in ways that allow stress to grow us and bring out our best rather than diminish our health and performance. Throughout the episode, Dr. Crum provides descriptions of high-quality peer-reviewed scientific findings that we can all leverage toward better health and performance in our lives.

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00:00:00 Introducing Dr. Alia Crum from Stanford University
00:03:15 Thesis, ROKA, InsideTracker
00:08:26 What Is a Mindset & What Does It Do?
00:14:45 Mindsets Change Our Biological Responses to Food
00:22:28 Beliefs About Our Food Matter
00:25:57 Placebo vs Beliefs vs Nocebo Effects
00:28:57 Mindset (Dramatically) Impacts the Effects of Exercise
00:33:44 Motivational Messaging & Mindset About
00:39:30 The Power of a ‘Potency & Indulgence’ Mindset
00:42:03 Mindsets About Sleep, Tracking Sleep
00:45:00 Making Stress Work For (or Against) You
01:01:50 Mindsets Link Our Conscious & Subconscious
01:04:50 3 Best Ways to Leverage Stress
01:10:40 4 Things That Shape Mindsets, Influencers & Mindsets
01:19:40 Mindsets About Medicines & Side Effects
01:26:25 How to Teach Mindsets
01:31:47 Dr. Crum’s Research, Clinical & Athletic Backgrounds
01:36:20 The Stanford Mind & Body Lab, Resources for Stress
01:38:30 Synthesis, Participating in Research
01:39:04 Subscribe, Sponsors, Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, Thorne

Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman’s teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed.

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Audio Engineering: Joel Hatstat at High Jump Media

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