We do not nurture our inner selves nearly as much as we worry about our body shape or how we feel. Concentrating on your movement is an excellent way to hone your mind. Yoga and tai chi practioners have known this for centuries. But you can apply this concept to any exercise, whether it's snowboarding, working out, or just going for a long walk. (Click on the main image for the full story.)
The mental aspect of exercise is often ignored. But we must prepare mentally to be ready and physically fit. The brain and body are intrinsically linked. Studies in mice show that working out actually makes you smarter, and helps sustain your brain into old age. Click on the image to read the full story.
It's 10 months to the day since I suspended drinking. Here's why it's exercise that helped me build that mental strength.
In my approach to fitness, there are four pillars: Physical fitness Nutrition Mental strength Your “being” Perhaps strangely for what’s essentially a fitness blog, I want to address the third and fourth pillars first.