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How Runners Can Use Mindfulness to Gain an Edge

What is mindfulness? The practice of mindfulness comes from Buddhist meditation. Years of research shows mindfulness therapy has numerous uses, including reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, defines mindfulness as, “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” The literature on mindfulness has focused on the development of mindfulness, practices that help a person focus his or her attention to gain control over his or her mind, promoting mental well-being in the process.
Applying Mindfulness to Sports How many times have you heard that sports are mental as well as physical? Athletes need more than physical training to compete. Incorporating mindfulness into your training can provide focus and increase attention to give you a winning edge.  Mental Health and Sport Athletes have turned to mental health p…