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Here are some informative new articles recommended by PFC trainer Jon Berri. Train sensibly and efficiently! Read more about Jon’s holistic, individualized approach, here.

The Benefits of Applying Mindfulness to Exercise

“A study of 62 women over six months found that those who applied mindfulness meditation practices to their daily or weekly routine had a much higher level of physical exercise and general movement, and a greater reduction in BMI, than those who didn’t employ mindfulness practices.”

Find out more about:

  • how to combine mindfulness and exercise

  • brain training and meditation

  • finding your focus

  • improving posture and breathing.

Learn how to consciously improve your fitness routine. Read the article at Scientific American, here.

7 tips for a safe and successful strength-training program

 “Strength or resistance training … increases muscle mass, tones muscles, and strengthens bones. It also helps you maintain the strength you need for everyday activities — lifting groceries, climbing stairs, rising from a chair, or rushing for the bus.”

Here are some important things to remember in order to keep your strength training safe and effective:

  • Warm up and cool down for five to 10 minutes.

  • Focus on form, not weight.

  • Work at the right tempo.

  • Pay attention to your breathing.

  • Keep challenging muscles.

  • Stick with your routine.

  • Give muscles time off.

Get all the useful info – read the complete article from Harvard Health Publishing, here.