Enter mindfulness. Those who practice mindfulness have been shown to have enhanced immune systems, relief from chronic illnesses, decreased anxiety, better focus, increased satisfaction with exercise and even structural brain change, a process called neuroplasticity.
So what exactly is mindfulness? The exercise of mindfulness can include breathing, self-talk, visualization or more advanced methods such as tai chi and qi gong. By practicing mindfulness along with a physical fitness program, one may engage the whole body and mind to improve neuroplasticity. More….