Lowering stress means making time to be in the present – Frederick News Post (subscription)

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Stress is one of the biggest killers in today’s society. The fast paced society has made it impossible to relax and be in the moment, but you should be. Making the most out of each day and taking time to relax can really help make life more enjoyable. Take time to relax today.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to excercise specialist and registered yoga teacher Kristina Brownlow, meditation can actually be anything you want it to be.
  • Stress is often from what Brownlow called a lack of “mindfulness.” Mindfulness is simply being present in the moment, without focusing on “what could’ve been” in the past or “what could be” in the future.
  • Benefits to meditation include slowing down negative effects of aging, increasing immunity, increasing attention span and brain functioning, and lowering stress, Brownlow said.

“Excercising can be a form of meditation in and of itself, she said. Exercise engages both the body and the mind simultaneously.”


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