Some people don’t equate strength training with something that can be beneficial for your mind, but the two pair nicely together. Whether you’re using bodyweight training or resistance training, you can do it mindfully to help reduce stress.
If you’re using strength training to do the physical fitness portion of your mind-body goals, all you have to do is include concentrated breathing and possibly some positive mantras to help you concentrate on your thoughts as you do the movements.
The tensing of muscles and slow movement as you implement and hold certain forms can be time spent gaining clarity and focus as you build muscle and gain flexibility with your exercise.
Toning up and achieving new levels of weights can also give you a boost in self confidence. Whether you’re able to lift more, hold a form longer, or improve your form and strength, you’ll be gaining mental satisfaction in your newfound abilities.
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