Just as important as keeping your body fit is keeping your mind fit. Meditation, deep
breathing and stillness are a powerful way to move your mind and keep you healthy
and vital. Modern imaging techniques have enabled neurologists to delve inside the
brain and discover that healthful things go on in the mind and body during meditation.
Studies show that meditation:
- lowers blood pressure
- boosts the immune system
- lowers heart rate
- reduces stress
- improves healing from heart disease and cancer
- slows the progression of cancer
- improves sleep
- relieves anxiety and depression
- accelerates weight loss
- lowers cortisol levels
So how exactly does Meditation affect our brains? Thanks to PET scans and functional
MRIs, we know that during meditation, the left brain literally lights up. Simply put,
meditation shifts the focus of thought from the right brain, where the stress centers
are, to the left brain, which contains the peaceful centers. Meditation seems to protect
the brain from disturbing environmental stimuli and thoughts.
While meditation is an ancient healing tool, it seems especially relevant in modern
times. It can help us unplug from our smartphones and Facebook feeds and tune into
the wiring of our own minds. To get the most out of meditation, remind yourself you
are NOT wasting time or doing nothing.
Try this Taste of Meditation from the Center for Mindful Eating
Ready to learn more? There are still spots available in my upcoming workshop!
Dr Sears Wellness Institute 2018
Fitter people breathe more deeply and more slowly. Take a moment to focus on how
you breathe—do you breathe deeply and slowly, or are your breaths quick and
shallow? Take a moment each day to focus on your breathing, and practice taking
deeper, slower breaths so you can be sure you’re aerating the tissue in your lungs.
Peachy Mango Bliss Shake
This peachy-mango shake is bursting with flavor. Loaded with the goodness of mangoes and peaches. This recipe is a great way to enjoy summer.
- 2 scoops Vanilla Life Energizing Shake ™
- 1 cup milk of choice (low-fat milk or soy milk are preferred)
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 peach
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3-4 mint leaves
- Ice as desired
Blend until smooth and enjoy!
I received my Master Health Coach Certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, founded by world-renowned physician and author, Dr. William Sears. The Institute is a leader in science-based health and wellness education that focuses on the four pillars of health; Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.). A certification by the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is obtained only after completing the extensive course work and meeting all requirements. Once certified, a Health Coach possesses the knowledge, tools and resources to make a positive difference in the health of others.
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