1. Exercising often
2. Making time to meditate
3. Going on socially distanced walks or hikes
4. Cooking or baking
5. Connecting with friends, family and online communities
This week I wanted to post a different kind of work out for you. This week will be a week of change and for some people change brings up lots of anxiety. Anxiety produces cortisol in your body and that lands in your mid section as belly fat.
One non cardio way to fight that production of cortisol is to meditate. Studies show that even 5 minutes a day lower your heart rate and improve your respiration. Also, like HIIT workouts that burn calories even after the workout, meditation has benefits all day long. Lets meditate five minutes a day and send good vibes out to the country.
If you need a great online tool ( and app) to help guide you, I recommend Calm The ocean sounds have been playing in the background while I was typing this today. It has been lovely.
I leave you with a quote that came up in my twitter feed this week
As I commuted thru backpack searches and bomb sniffing dogs today I thought of this quote.
I am going to try to keep this in mind as I move thru my days.
The world would be a better place if everyone did the same don’t you think.
Who knew that the Apple update could bring such Zen?
Has anyone else discovered the Breathe app on the Apple Watch?
Every five hours it buzzes to remind me to focus on my breathe for one solid minute.
Focus on the positive squad!
Sometimes I just don’t know what to do with all the to-dos!
Like listening to podcasts, I am a little late to the regular practice of meditation. Luckily there is an app for that.
It does help slow the chaos down a bit so that I can re prioritize. I plan on getting it all sorted for the week and knocking that list into just a few notes.
So, if you happen to ride metro north and hear someone taking really deep breathes, it me. I promise not to break into “ohm”s.