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Spend five minutes practicing mindfulness today, and you can help improve your life.
Even older adults who claimed they didn’t have the time, patience or attention span for it have found big benefits from a tiny act of mindfulness – which is the practice of focusing on and being fully aware of the present moment and nothing else.
With that, you also calmly accept your feelings, thoughts and sensations without judgement. It’s a quiet, still practice with lasting positive mental and physical effects.
Research proves the benefits
Mindfulness helps older adults maintain…
If there is one thing we want as we age, it is energy. Thanks to research in neuroscience, there is evidence that suggests that we can regulate and balance the brain’s networks and generate energy through mindful relaxation, mindful awareness and mindful movement. As a result, we can potentially preserve and sustain our energy as we get older, to bring about not only longevity but also a good quality of life. Qigong (pronounced chee gong), a Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing training, is one type of mindfulness practice that can help in achieving th…
Shallow breathing, imbalance, falls, and incontinence are common signs of a weak core. For these reasons, a focus on this area of the body can help you to feel more grounded, secure, confident and healthy as you age.
You don’t need any money; you don’t need to go to the gym for this; you don’t even need any equipment to train your abs effectively. Your abs, or abdominals, are considered an important part of your core along with your diaphragm and pelvic floor. “Everyone always thinks of the big rectus abdominis, which is the six-pack muscle, as our core because t…
“I sing because I’m happy! I sing because I’m free!”
These are two lines from the song I love to sing in the shower, and I sing them at the top of my voice. Why do you sing? Singing is a wonderful activity which has all sorts of benefits—physical, psychological and emotional, and social. It’s like that health drink that promises to treat every malady under the sun on a cloudy day, except that singing truly does. There is a yet another benefit of singing that I don’t hear people talk much about and I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because we’re not awa…