Mindfulness is defined as moment-by-moment awareness of our mental and physical state and our surrounding environment, free from judgement. Activities such as meditation, breathing exercises, journaling, setting intentions, eating slowly and thinking about chewing, and paying attention to your body, environment, and thoughts can help experience mindfulness.

 

Benefits

  • Consistent mindfulness practice(s) has been associated with: 
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved mood 
  • Lower levels of perceived stress
  • Improvement in anxiety symptoms 
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower emotional exhaustion
  • Weight loss among overweight/obese people and reduction in binge and emotional eating
  • Reduced depression and improved quality of life among individuals living with chronic pain
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