Being positive can make a workout easier.

Your attitude and thoughts about exercise and about yourself may affect how strenuous you’ll find your workout. If you dread exercise or think you’re not cut out for it, an attitude adjustment may help you get on track. Remind yourself of the benefits of exercise. Mindfulness meditation, in which you practice noticing thoughts and feelings without judgment, can help you get a little healthy distance between you and the unhelpful static between your ears. And keep in mind that the exercise/attitude dynamic is a two-way street. Another recent study showed that a single workout can help you feel stronger. In other words, get moving, and your attitude may fall into place. Choose something you truly enjoy, whether that’s swimming laps, walking with a friend, hiking or dancing in your living room.

 

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results”  Wade Boggs

Posted on October 6, 2017 and filed under wellness.