Whether you’ve committed to weekly winter walks or Monday meditation days, stick to your 2020 resolutions!
According to clinical psychologist Joseph Luciani in December 2015, only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals, and roughly 80% fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions. Though we know you’re obviously not part of that staggering statistic… we thought we’d give you some good reasons not to give up in 2020! (Read Joseph Luciana’s article here: https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/2015-12-29/why-80-percent-of-new-years-resolutions-fail )
Get your walking boots on
If you’re making a resolution to take up weekly walking, take a look at these interesting facts that are sure to keep you motivated through the cold winter months and bouncing into spring:
- Walking 6,000 steps a day will help improve your health and walking 10,000 will help you lose weight!
- Walking also increases blood flow to the brain and improves your mood.
- If you were to go walking for 10 miles every week, it would eliminate 500 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year.
- By walking an extra 20 minutes a day, you will burn 7 pounds of body fat per year.
Over the past decade, meditation has become an extremely popular practice. Below you will see that not only is meditation great for those who suffer from anxiety or stress, but also for those trying to give up tricky habits such as smoking. With more people becoming aware of the benefits of meditating, the more people want to get involved! Have a look at some of the reasons meditation is good for you, they’ll have you saying “om” in no time:
- According to a study carried out by Harvard Medical School (How mindfulness can change your brain and improve your health, 2016), meditation can help reduce many of the health-related symptoms caused by stress. Read about them here: https://hr.harvard.edu/files/humanresources/files/mindfulness_now_and_zen.pdf
- Research conducted at Wake Forest Baptist University discovered that meditation can decrease the intensity of pain by 40% and the general unpleasantness of pain by a huge 57%, making it a go-to for those with chronic pain.
- In multiple studies, it has been found that meditation has played an important role in encouraging people to quit addictions such as smoking. The results have been published in such notable publications as Addiction Research and Journal of Addiction Medicine.
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