Keep moving when it’s cold!

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It’s important to maintain the physical activity that keeps your heart, brain, bones, mood, and immune system ticking! And for that, you need a plan. If you have an existing exercise routine have a plan B for cold or icy days and add a workout buddy for accountability. Mindfulness may help you stay active, too, according to a small new study in which instruction in mindfulness meditation helped participants stay moving—and not fall victim to typical seasonal decline in physical activity.  Mindfulness meditation emphasizes paying attention to what’s happening internally, in the present, without judgment, so it may be that it helped participants “listen” to their bodies. Listen closely to yours and move when the weather is bad.

Source: Benefits of 8-wk Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction or Aerobic Training on Seasonal Declines in Physical Activity.

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” Bill Bowerman

Posted on March 22, 2019 and filed under wellness.