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How to Practice Mindfulness

Research has shown that mindfulness offers a number of benefits for individuals, including better working memory and less stress. However, mindfulness isn’t something you can perfect overnight. Below is some information to help you understand how mindfulness works, the benefits of mindfulness, how to practice mindfulness and more. What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment. If you are practicing mindfulness, you will be aware of where you are and what you are doing, but you won’t be overwhelmed or overly reactive to the events around you. Mindfulness is a skill that all humans possess, but you can use mindfulness more effectively if you practice it regularly. In fact, studies have shown that when...

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Keys to Healthy Aging

Aging is inevitable – but unhealthy aging is not. It is never too late to take steps to improve one’s health and enjoy the benefits of healthy aging. By focusing on a few proven, effective methods, one can live a fuller, happier and more productive life. Understanding Healthy Aging While there is no one single healthy aging definition, different organizations have attempted to define what healthy aging means. According to the West Virginia Healthy Aging Network, “Healthy aging is the development and maintenance of optimal mental, social and physical well-being and function in older adults. Healthy aging is clearly worth thinking about for anyone who is getting older. Men in particular should consider what it means to age in a healthy way....

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Eating Healthy

Eating healthy foods is important, no matter what your age is. But, getting the nutrients your body needs and maintaining a healthy weight gets even more important for healthy aging. As you move on to your 40’s, 50’s, 60s, 70s and beyond, your body changes and requires different things. To stay healthy throughout your life, you need to eat right and be physically active. The food you eat is much more than just your body’s fuel and energy. Your diet, depending on the foods you choose, can help fight disease. It can also help keep you acting and looking younger. Improving your health is in your hands and by eating healthy, you may even reduce your risk of diseases such...

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What Is Mindfulness?

For most people like us who hover in the self improvement space, the idea of mindfulness is always coupled next to meditation. To truly understand the value each of these bring we will need to dig into the confusing distinction so we can reap the benefits of this powerful habit. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the growing awareness of one’s beliefs and experiences (thoughts, feelings, actions, ect.).  Meditation is the intentional act of pursuing a state of mindfulness. Think of meditation as the way and form you run, mindfulness is the way you walk.  In other words, you can develop and practice the state of mindfulness both by meditating and during everyday life.  Let me share a quick story discussing this distinction. A...

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