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Changing Opinions and Adopting New Science

Growing and changing is a sign of growth and maturity! Change can be so hard. In this video I shared 3 tips to adopt new science!

A simple personal example:

I held the belief for a long time that soy products contributed to breast cancer. I dodged it like the plague because it didn't feel like a risk I wanted to take.

My belief wasn't based in evidence, there is a huge body of knowledge showing that if anything, soy is protective against breast cancer. While I wasn't harming myself by avoiding it, my belief didn't align with the best knowledge available.

While this may be a silly example, I think it demonstrates an important point that changing your opinion, often is a GOOD thing. It can be such an amazing sign of improvement and growth. It's totally okay to decide that you were wrong, and simply choose something new!

Is there anything that you've changed your mind about recently?

Loving you today,

Dr. Monique

About the Author

Dr. Monique Middlekauff is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She has been a certified personal trainer with the NSCA, ACSM, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for over 10 years.

She is a certified Higher Education Teaching Specialist (HETs) and has instructed courses ranging from introductory to graduate level including Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology Lab, Resistance Training, Fitness Foundations, Aging and Exercise, and Skeletal Mechanics.

She is a former NCAA DI volleyball athlete and loves to exercise outdoors. Monique is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and is an Exercise is Medicine Level 3 credentialed provider. Monique works for a major health system in Idaho.

Her goal is to pursue health and overall wellbeing through evidence-based practice. Physical wellness comes in many forms, and she seeks to celebrate where you are, and challenge you to be better!

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