Brand New Research: 8 Simple & Surprising Changes That Improve Your Life


The Mel Robbins Podcast


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In this episode, I am sharing 8 brand new studies and exciting new research about simple changes supported by science that can help you improve your day to day life, like…

  • How to cut your gym time IN HALF and still get the same benefits. 
  • The surprising sound researchers say will boost your mood for EIGHT hours. 
  • The research on how mindfulness reduces your anxiety by 30% -  the same as Lexapro.
  • And so much more

I’m also joined by Tracey, who leads our research and has helped me produce five #1 Audible Originals and all the science behind it. 

She’s found the studies; we are breaking them down together, and having a ball as we do. 

This episode is going to make you smarter and is packed with the tactical, simple, and science-backed tools that I know you love learning on this podcast. 

Pull up a seat and let’s go.

Xo Mel

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • 0:13: Why the research studies and science you will learn today matter
  • 4:35: Why you can trust the tools you learn on this podcast
  • 5:56: Research study #1: A simple action that goes a long way
  • 12:32: Research study #2: The way to build strength in just 3 seconds a day
  • 19:25: Research study #3: The one sound that boosts your mood for hours 
  • 26:43: Research study #4: A powerful tool for anxiety
  • 31:35: Research study #5: What a study with 20,000 high schoolers tells us about success
  • 36:56: Research study #6: One thing you can do to create lifelong positive memories
  • 44:43: Research study #7: How tiny guilty pleasures can strengthen your relationship with your partner
  • 52:01: Research study #8: The habit with the largest impact on your quality of life

Resources and study links:

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