Exercise your mind muscles with a woke workout
The term “woke” has entered public consciousness with impressive weight of late, but despite numerous possible interpretations, the root meaning, an awakening of awareness, can be implied to your mental wellbeing as easily as to the world which surrounds you. For many years, people have reluctantly headed to the gym to perform their “duty” of working out, but more recently those who engage with fitness at even the most basic level have become “woke” to the positive mental effects a workout can have, especially when they complement it with elements of meditation.
As with most realisations attributed to mindfulness in exercise, this all starts with breathing and submitting to “the moment”. By taking five breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth, you start to bring both body and mind in sync and set a rhythm. This in turn focuses your mind on what you are doing right now, rather than dealing with the countless other issues which are racing around your head.
Before you start to work out, take a moment to breathe, and you’ll notice different things, like your heartbeat and the sounds which surrounds you. And what’s more, you may even really enjoy it, as research has stated those who focus on the deliberate act of moving actually enjoy exercise more.
In addition to your grounding via your breathing, try to pinpoint an “anchor” for your attention, which will demand total focus and keep your mind in the zone. Something which is as simple and repetitive as the curling of a dumbbell can help you root this activity in the present, unencumbered by outside influences which will impact on your exercise.
Another key attribute to becoming “woke” when you work out is unplugging from the world at large, which put simply means using only the thoughts in your head connected to this workout (and this workout alone) as your soundtrack. Hard as it may be to eschew your “Pumped To The Max” workout playlist, being present may actually yield better results.
The one thing you shouldn’t have to concern yourself with is fuelling your engine while you’re working out. And thanks to Pulsin’s Protein Booster Bars, that is one thing which won’t enter your mind and cause you to readjust your focus.
Offering sustained energy release without the associated sugar crash, this on the go snack is the perfect post-workout pick me up, helping repair cells and boost immunity, because the last thing you need when you’ve entered new zone of focus and effort is for external forces to hamper your progress.
In fact, the only aspect of the Pulsin Protein Booster Bars which will cause you any trouble is which of the six options (Orange Choc Chip, Maple & Peanut, Vanilla Choc Chip, Maple & Whey Crisp, Mint Choc Chip and Balanced Energy) will be the first thing on your mind once you’ve exited your woke workout world.