Study: If you think of exercise as something fun, you’ll eat less afterwards

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014

This is a fascinating – and useful – look at how we think of  things impacts our behaviors. Towards the end of the article, it reads:

“We can frame our workouts in different ways,” Dr. Werle said, “by focusing on whatever we consider fun about it, such as listening to our favorite music or chatting with a friend” during a group walk. “The more fun we have,” she concluded, “the less we’ll feel the need to compensate for the effort” with food.

Check it out…

NY Times: Losing weight may require some serious fun

Cognition, Mind & Body

In Mindfulness, a Method to Sharpen Focus and Open Minds

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013

This is a nice description of mindfulness, how it is different from meditation, and how it has a very practical application in our day-to-day lives. I love the phrase “purposeful pause”; sometimes that is all we need to get our heads out of autopilot and make conscious choices in sync with who we want to be, and the live we want to create.

In Mindfulness, a Method to Sharpen Focus and Open Minds(NY Times)

 

ACT, Anxiety & stress, Mind & Body