Monthly Archives: December 2012

Be Mindful, Lose Weight

Mention the word “mindfulness” and many people will find their imaginations conjuring up images of monks meditating in a Zen monastery. Not a bad vision. However, mention mindfulness and weight control and many people start crinkling their eyebrows: how could such a sedentary practice ever help people lose weight? A pertinent question indeed, but a closer […]

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Exercise: Lose Weight AND Lose Stress

The majority of people who exercise have a very specific goal in mind: maintain or lose weight.  But weight loss shouldn’t be the only reason you do yoga or Pilates—the benefits of exercise go beyond the physical to the mental: exercise can help you destress.  The mind and body are intimately connected and mutually influential; […]

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