When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle, there tends to be a stronger focus on nutrition and exercise as a means to achieve our health and wellness goals. However, there’s a third pillar which works synergistically; a healthy mind. Nieves González Calderón, SHA Wellness Clinic’s Yoga and Meditation expert, reveals how meditation can play a crucial role in our health and wellbeing, helping us maintain a healthy physical state. As she points out, all our thoughts have an impact on our health, therefore, a healthy mind will work in our benefit.
One of the many benefits of meditation is that it can help us become more conscious of our feelings of hunger and satiety, as well as regulate the foods and quantity we eat, also known as Mindful Eating.In addition, it decreases the desire –sometimes hard to control- of unhealthy foods and compulsive eating to feel better emotionally. It also reduces cortisol levels, the stress hormone, and the abdominal fat it generates.