Pain relief, accelerated recovery time, improved endurance capacity - Any takers?
What if I could give you something to diminish your sensations of pain during racing and training, lessen pre race nerves, accelerate recovery time and improve your endurance capacity?
Would you take it?
Many of the top athletes are already on it. It's legal and you can do it too.
First lets take a look at what clinical trials are suggesting it can do for you:
1. Improve your immune system - meaning you are less likely to get the common cold and when you do - it won’t hang around for as long! (1),
2. Provide pain relief. This happens by changing the way that your body perceives pain by changing the very nature of pain itself -making you better able to handle it and reducing the stress that painful stimuli place on the body. (2,3)
3. Improve winning potential - calming the fear centre in the amygdala of the brain and turning you into a conquerer! (4)
4. Accelerate recovery time - by reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol and improving quality and duration of sleep (5)
Looking at this list - it hardly seems fair does it?
But what if there was one thing you could do each day that would give you all of these things and more?
Well there is.
And the best news is it is legal and its free and it only takes 10 minutes of your day. Yep that's right its meditation. Not sure if meditation is for you? Have you ever been wracked by nerves at the start line of a race or burnt up all your energy with negative emotions or hampered by muscle pain or distracted and frustrated by a lack of focus, minor annoyances, lack of sleep or plagued by coughs and cold in the build up to a race... have you wondered what gives the ones on top the edge - THIS IS YOUR ANSWER! We want to help you be your best so we've made this audio for free! This is Tom's favourite meditation technique. Its how we start each day and now you can too.
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1.Barrett B, Hayney MS, Muller D, et al. Meditation or Exercise for Preventing Acute Respiratory Infection: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of Family Medicine. 2012;10(4):337-346. doi:10.1370/afm.1376.
2.Desbordes G, Negi LT, Pace TWW, Wallace BA, Raison CL and Schwartz EL (2012) Effects of mindful-attention and compassion meditation training on amygdala response to emotional stimuli in an ordinary, non-meditative state. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 6:292. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00292
3.Carson, J. W., Keefe, F. J., Lynch, T. R., Carson, K. M., Goli, V., Fras, A. M., et al. (2005). Loving-kindness meditation for chronic low back pain: results from a pilot trial. J. Holist. Nurs. 23, 287–304
5.Jacobs, T. L., Shaver, P. R., Epel, E. S., Zanesco, A. P., Aichele, S. R., Bridwell, D. A., . . . Saron, C. D. (2013). Self-reported mindfulness and cortisol during a Shamatha meditation retreat. Health Psychology, 32(10), 1104-1109.