The Benefits of Mindfulness

By Laura Dawn

Part of Mindful Eating For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Mindful eating is simply an extension of applying the power of mindfulness to everyday living, so exploring some of the benefits of mindfulness in general is a good place to start. The benefits of mindfulness are nothing to scoff at — the following list is proven, powerful, and profound! Mindfulness as a practice has been shown to help people:

  • Decrease anxiety
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Decrease depression
  • Improve focus and attention
  • Stabilize moods and reduce mood disturbances
  • Improve emotional resiliency
  • Improve self-awareness
  • Aid with stress management
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Improve perception of body image
  • Decrease the experience of physical pain
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Slow heart rate
  • Improve ability to relax
  • Strengthen the immune system

No wonder mindfulness is no passing fad! More and more people are reaping the benefits of mindfulness and using it as a tool to help discover a richer relationship with life, and that includes a healthier relationship with food.