Mindfulness

Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates By Polestar Educator Noelle Dowma DPT, BFA, NCPT, CMTPT October 2017 was a busy month for me…I presented in the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conference in Houston, Texas at the beginning of the month, and again at the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) conference in Indian Wells, California at the end of the month. The IADMS presentation was called “Dance Conditioning with Pilates as the Foundation,” and it was basically a Pilates…

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My Journey To Mindfulness – RunningMyselfTogether – Running Fitness Article

My Journey To Mindfulness – RunningMyselfTogether Oh, my dear friends, I cannot even express to you how excited I am to finally share this blog post with you. First, because I’m finished the program (woo!). Second, because it has shown me a new side to life that I never took the time to experience. Third, because it brought me so much peace and joy knowing that we’re talking about mental health in the Church.  If you haven’t been following along…

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Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates By Polestar Educator Noelle Dowma DPT, BFA, NCPT, CMTPT October 2017 was a busy month for me…I presented in the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conference in Houston, Texas at the beginning of the month, and again at the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) conference in Indian Wells, California at the end of the month. The IADMS presentation was called “Dance Conditioning with Pilates as the Foundation,” and it was basically a Pilates…

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Running After 50 – Running Fitness Article

Responding Well to Life’s Inevitable Changes If you’re reading this, you’re aging. Like it or not, none of us can pass on that hand. And, as long as you HAVE to age, do whatever you can, to do it well. The main theme driving a lot of “graceful aging” programs involves choosing to create a good quality of life for as long as you can.  In my early forties, I started running ultras. My crazy thirties were behind me and…

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Chi for Maximum Brain Health – Running Fitness Article

Chi for Maximum Brain Health Written by: Katherine Dreyer, Co-founder of ChiRunning, ChiWalking & ChiLiving In our last visit to AARP (American Association of Retired Persons), where we have taught running and walking to the staff for years, we met with their new group whose focus is on Brain Health.  “Brain health is the new heart health,” we were told. “And what we’ve learned is that the best way to improve your brain’s health and functioning is for you to…

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Why Mindfulness Matters When You’re Setting Goals – VIDA Fitness – Fitness Article

Why Mindfulness Matters When You’re Setting Goals – VIDA Fitness By Mekita Rivas, VIDA editor/member Chris Parkison You’ve probably heard the term “mindfulness.” It’s been a buzzword for a few years now, with articles and influencers telling us that we all need to be more mindful. But what, exactly, does that even mean? Is it daily meditation? Going on wellness retreats? Escaping to a cabin in the woods for a week? Well…yes and no. Mindfulness can look a lot of…

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