5 Ways That Mindfulness Can Impact Your Fitness

Flowell Team
September 16, 2022
5 min read

5 Ways That Mindfulness Can Impact Your Fitness

It’s often easier to just think of a workout as something to “get through.” We groan, mumble, and begrudgingly tie up our shoes and try to distract ourselves until the workout is over. The problem with this is that we are completely letting go of the “why” in our fitness regimes and not implementing mindfulness. Yes, there’s meditation, yoga, tai-chi, and other fitness models that integrate mental wellness and mindfulness. But they don’t have to be the only regimes that you find wellness and mindfulness in! 

Workouts without mindfulness can be less effective and even more draining. Being in a rush to finish a workout or zoning out during it can even lead to injury and leave you feeling less satisfied with what your body is capable of doing! However, integrating mindfulness with your workouts can help your fitness reach new levels. Here are 5 ways that mindfulness impacts your fitness!

Connecting mind to muscle

Connecting your mind to muscle during your workout simply means paying attention to your body when you’re exercising. Next time you’re completing a certain movement in your workout, actively think about the muscle that you are engaging. Be aware of your posture and how your body feels. Building this mindfulness into your routine can create a strong mind-muscle connection and lead to better performance! 

Full-body sweat

One of the best parts of a workout is that satisfying feeling when it’s done. Engaging in mindful exercise works your whole body and gives you a good sweat, leaving you more satisfied and with a sense of accomplishment! You’ve put in that extra work for your health and it pays off! 

Improved mental health 

Practicing mindful exercise doesn’t just improve your physical health, but your mental health as well. Mindfulness strengthens your mind, your mental focus, and overall awareness. Blending these things with exercise can help lessen stress and anxiety, improve your sleep patterns, and helps you stay in tune with your body. 

Motivation to stay committed

Committing to a workout/wellness routine is much easier said than done. It takes determination, consistency, and yes, you guessed it… mindfulness to make the habit stick. Mindfulness is what strengthens your exercise, your body, and your will to keep going! 

More progress

Actively engaging in your workouts and pushing your body to its full potential will help you see more progress in your fitness journey. Consciously making those mind-to-muscle connections and listening to your body activates your muscles and promotes strength and growth throughout your body. 

At Flowell, we believe that mindfulness is multifaceted. Practicing mindfulness in every aspect of our health, including our fitness is crucial when living in flow. Want to learn more about creating a healthy lifestyle centered around mindfulness? Join the Flowell community today at flowell.co!

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