Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Exercise lowers MS, 6 healthy choices for the weekend, Years before Zika vaccine, Teen girls respond to breast cancer risk > Health-in-Motion Updated 05 January 2016 Increase your willpower Personal development guru Daniel Branch gives these 7 tips on how to improve your willpower: 1. Practice holding out and withdrawal. The longer you can go while holding back the better your self control will get. 2. Stay distracted. When you come to something you want to do, but know you need to hold off, use distraction to help calm your urges 3. Repeat to yourself that you don’t need to do something and you need something else. Fill in the blanks with real motives. 4. Learn everything you can. If you are trying to quit something that might be bad for you, then learn why. 5. Reward yourself for resisting. 6. Refuse to ___ If you refuse to do something and make yourself stubborn, then you will be able to control the things you do. 7. Make it a core belief that you are in control of your life and you choose what you do 0 More in Newsletters Want to improve your teenager’s eating habits? More: Daily Dose: Exercise lowers MS, 6 healthy choices for the weekend, Years before Zika vaccine, Teen girls respond to breast cancer risk Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Health tip: Why can't I stop sweating? News ICYMI: The top stories of the week Medical Are your headaches linked to your thyroid? Diet and nutrition 6 healthy choices for the weekend Medical Years before Zika vaccine becomes available Sex Help, my STI is incurable! From our sponsors Win one of 25 Webers valued at R2000 each! How to still have a good life with diabetes Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Lose weight Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.