Updated: Nov 9
Mindfulness is a beneficial practice, especially for those struggling with eating and exercise habits. In this lesson, we'll explore why it's a powerful tool for sustainable change.
Have you ever said to yourself ...
“I know what I need to do. So why can’t I get myself to do it?”
If you know what you need to do, it might just be your mindset getting in the way.
Your mindset plays an influential role in your motivation, your choices, and even your happiness.
And being mindful has a lot to do with your mindset.
Mindfulness is a practice that can profoundly influence your relationship with nutrition and exercise.
“Mindfulness” sounds like one of those “woo-woo” terms that can mean pretty much anything you want it to, but science shows it can actually:
• Boost your results with your workouts,
• Make it easier to make healthy food choices,
• Improve your day-to-day feeling of contentment and even
• Play a role in your long-term health.
In pursuing a healthier lifestyle, understanding the significance of mindfulness is paramount. Here's how it can help with:
🍫 Emotional Eating: Mindfulness helps you become more aware of your emotions and how they influence your eating habits. When you can identify triggers for emotional eating, you're better equipped to make healthier choices.
🍽 Portion Control: Being mindful during meals helps you recognize when you're full, preventing overeating. Slow down and savor each bite, focusing on taste and texture.
😫 Stress Reduction: High stress can lead to unhealthy food choices and, over time, an increase in body fat. Mindfulness techniques like deep breathing and meditation can reduce stress and promote relaxation.
🔁 Consistency: Mindfulness can improve adherence to fitness routines. Those who are present and tuned in during workouts tend to enjoy them more and stay committed.
🧘🏾♀️ Body Awareness: Mindfulness can enhance body awareness, helping you appreciate your progress and connect with your body's signals.
Incorporating mindfulness into your daily life can be transformative on your journey towards sustainable change in health and fitness. It's not about quick fixes but rather a profound shift in mindset and behavior.
Learn more about mindfulness and how to practice it in The Mindfulness Workbook and witness the positive impact on your well-being.
Get the tools, support, and expert guidance you need to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
Hey there! My name is Marissa Rivera-Davis, and I'm a certified health fitness professional and founder of Her365 Fitness, a 24-hour studio gym & wellness community for women. I help women find the time and energy to move more and eat better so they can finally achieve the health & fitness goals that matter to them. My mission is to empower women with the skills and support they need to break free from a mindset of limitation & restriction to find pleasure and joy on their path to improved well-being. Learn more here.