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Ultimate Performance Specialist Dr. Joseph McClendon joins The Doctors and brings with him something he wants to share called “asstitude!” Dr. McClendon says shaking your butt can actually put you in a better mood and help you stay productive and focused. Board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Domenick Sportelli says, “I start smiling just when I hear the name!”
Dr. McClendon says that there is actual scientific study that shaking one’s ass affects our mood. He explains that the “quality of our lives is the quality of consistent attitudes.” He designed this program for people to do it on their own and replace negative feelings such as stress, confusion and anger with a great attitude that becomes permanent.
So how do you do it? Dr. McClendon invites The Doctors and their audience to join him in simply standing up, throwing their hands in the air, putting a smile on their faces, and shaking their asses! He prescribes doing this for two minutes, five times a day, for five days. He says let Siri on your cell phone be your reminder to "shake your ass!"
Dr. Sportelli asks Dr. McClendon to further explain what it is about movement that makes us happier. Dr. McClendon says “Our minds, our bodies, and our emotions are linked together. You change one, you change all of them.” He further adds that humans learn better through repetition and reward so by shaking our booties, that is our “reward,” and our body will start to want more of that.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon asks Dr. McClendon if “asstitude” can help with the rampant infestation of rudeness in our world today. From mean tweets at celebrities to people on the street, The Doctors fear, is rudeness destined to be a chronic condition?
Dr. Sportelli shares that 70% of kids ages 18-24 have experienced some sort of bullying and rudeness on the internet. Dr. McClendon adds that it has become socially acceptable to be rude and the worst part about this is that it’s actually denigrating to our own health.
Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra asks how to confront someone who is rude. Dr. McClendon says “You don’t!” He advises going to your social media accounts and removing anyone who doesn’t cause you joy. He also says we need to develop a thicker skin and first check ourselves. Just ignore it and get away from it and as Dr. Ordon again demonstrates, just shake it!