Negative thinking has been shown to lower your I.Q. Negative thinking changes the physiological characteristics of the brain, impacting its functioning, which can lead to a reduction in the intelligence of children and adults.


We give our children many tools for succeeding in school, with the intent that this early training will help them to succeed later in life. Why not also give them the valuable tool of knowing how negative thinking can affect not just their school performances, but can hurt their overall health. Why not offer them the tools they need for more positive thinking and better health. The tools to encourage more positive thinking are just as important for adults. Negative thinking can seriously impact a person’s work performance, resulting in fewer promotions and fewer earnings, and an increase in job dissatisfaction. Elderly adults are also at risk from the affects of negative thinking. Negative thinking is known to cause an increase in depressive-episodes for many, especially the elderly.


The brain is responsible for receiving and interpreting the information contained within the impulses that the central- nervous system creates and transmits to the brain when we see, hear, smell, or touch something. Our eyes could not see without our brain interpreting visual impulses first. We would not be able to hear or understand words being spoken to us, if our brains did not first interpret the auditory impulses of language and noise for us. We would not know that a flower smells wonderful or that a hug feels good if our brains did not interpret the impulses created by scent and touch for us.


Negative thinking blocks impulses from being properly transmitted between the central-nervous system and the brain. When this happens, there are a number of consequences as a result. Your brain cannot interpret impulses correctly, and this affects the functioning of your brain and body. You will experience trouble with comprehension of the stimuli around you (people, and things.) You will find it harder to remember things, resulting in missed appointments and misunderstandings with others. The hormones that act as a conduit between the cells of the organs in the body, the central and immune systems, and the brain, will not be at the level that the body needs to function. This leads to fatigue, sleep disturbances, emotional upsets, physical complaints, and a susceptibility to colds and flu.


One negative thought normally leads to another, and soon your mind is being bashed with wave after wave of negative thoughts. If you do not do something to stem the tide of negativity running amuck in your mind, it can really hurt the health of your mind and body. You can begin to repair the damage that negative thinking has already caused to your health and prevent negative thinking from hurting your health in the future with positive, self-affirmations, and relaxation techniques such as deep-breathing to release negative thoughts from your mind. Exercise is also recommended as a tool for repairing the damage of negative thinking and as a preventative measure against future damage.


Exercise can help you to increase the hormones in your body responsible for happy emotions. Exercise too can give you a positive focus for your energy so you won’t be wasting it on the negative thinking that can hurt you and your health. Exercise helps every part of your body to work better. Visit, and learn more about what exercise can do for you in terms of reducing your negative thinking by building your body’s level of happy hormones, enabling the body and brain to work better, and to find the exercises, equipment, and resources you need for the best health possible.