Tag: mindfulness

Stress and Weight Loss

In a world full of deadlines, appointments, and other obligations, becoming stressed seems inevitable. For that matter, being healthy can even be a stressor itself. Which can really make it tough to stay on or get a weight loss journey started. In the following, I will talk about some of the side-effects that stress can…
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Mindfulness Prescriptions; The Mind-to-Muscle Connection (Volume III)

As I continue to pursue the idea of the “mindfulness prescription”, I want to draw some attention to its origin. I’ve always been a strong advocate for the “mind to muscle” connection, but when I first heard of this concept, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of it. Initially, it sounded like a “buzz-phrase”:…
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Mindfulness Prescriptions; Unraveling the Connection (Volume II)

Our journey towards bridging the gap between physical and mental health continues this week as we do a deep dive into the body’s systems. Researchers have long been interested in understanding a direct pathway between our organ systems and our brain. The hope is that we can develop a better understanding of how our body…
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Mindfulness Prescriptions; Take a Breath (Volume I)

The connections between physical and mental health are copious, and extend far beyond our current understandings within the field of exercise physiology. However, it should be noted that there is legitimacy behind the evidence which supports this intriguing connection. A meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Medicine found no difference in effectiveness between exercise,…
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