What if I told you that there was something you could do for 10 to 20 minutes a day that would leave you feeling more relaxed and less anxious, build up your memory retention and attention to detail, increase feelings of empathy, support your immune system and even foster a healthy blood pressure? Would you be down? Totally, right? Great news, mindfulness meditation can do all that and more! And it’s a simple (and free) addition to your self care routine!
Let’s talk about what mindfulness meditation is, how it works and how you can take advantage of all it has to offer:
I am so incredibly excited to introduce my first Health-Esteem King. And not just because gender diversity is a fantastic thing, but because this man is my hero and he means the entire world to me. My dad, Louis Flanagan, has had an incredible Health-Esteem journey and is an inspiration to anyone wishing to make health invoking changes. His story proves that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.
Louis’ lifestyle revamp allowed him to kick prediabetes to the curb and get off of the high blood pressure medication that he had been taking for 10 years (and assumed he’d be taking for life). He said goodbye to his smoking habit and gave up on his penchant for bread and sweets in exchange for better health. Today he runs 3 to 5 km per day and bikes even further; he recently participated in a 126 km bike run in order to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis!
According to his doctor, it’s far more common to be placing middle aged individuals on medication, not taking them off of it. But Louis’ experiences have allowed him to do just that. It just goes to show that Health-Esteem is for everyone, regardless of your age; our dedication to our health and wellbeing can pay off in ways we never imagined!
Meet the splendiferous Louis Flanagan: