MARIKA SBOROS: Learning to apply your mind to your exercise routines
It's as old as the hills but mindfulness is now on the list of top 10 global fitness trends
As January draws to an end, don’t beat yourself up if your new year’s resolution to get fit has not yet got out the starting blocks. You wouldn’t be the first to find the lure of the couch too strong to resist after the holiday season excess. There are ways to put a rocket up exercise resolutions, one of which is on the list of the top 10 global fitness trends for 2019. It’s as old as the hills of ancient Greece and India and as young as the digital world. It is “mindfulness”, also known as learning to live “in the present moment”. Like many, you may spend so much time living in the past or planning for the future in your head that you forget about the present. Exercise experts will tell you that’s not optimum for peak performance at any given time. Mindfulness is the foundation on which the ancient Greek aphorism of a “sound mind in a sound body” rests. Fitness trainers and coaches (of life as well as sport) use the phrase widely to express the importance of mental fitness for phys...