#TBT to @teamdanroberts feature in @womenshealthuk on mindfulness in movement
Mindful exercise- staying in the moment through movement- is beneficial in two ways. First, by thinking about what your body is doing, you’ll do each exercise better- upping your toning potential. In fact, one study found by focusing on the muscles you’re training, you work them 22% harder. Second, you’ll get all the stress relieving benefits that mindfulness boasts, mainly in the form of endorphins.
So, how do you stay mindful? “listen to your breathing to help you concentrate,” Think of it as ‘meditation in motion’. “your aim is to do each move without fault. Mentally note how your body is feeling and responding to each exercise, every rep – making tiny adjustments throughout will help you perfect your form. This Zen-like focus will benefit your mind, just as much as your body.”
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