Episode 32: You can NOT imagine yourself healthy and happy

David Eberhard meets Magnus Lindwall, Professor of Psychology at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm. You can't become healthy and happier by thinking positively, he says, and slaughters all popular psychology about positive thinking. Unfortunately, according to Magnus Lindwall, it's not quite that simple to be happy and feel good. But there is some advice that actually has research behind it, which he also shares in this episode. 

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