In today’s world, there are as many tabs open in our heads as there are on our phones, sparking a mental chaos that disrupts our ability to function to the best of our abilities. And the recently released sixth edition of Live More magazine, a health and wellness magazine John Brown Media U.S. creates for John Hancock’s Vitality program subscribers, dives headfirst into the benefits of bettering your mind.
Mindfulness is defined as a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, and the feature “Make It a Mindful New Year” is filled with expert-driven tips for practicing this awareness when it comes to fitness, eating, and technology. As reported in the piece, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study in 2018 stating that Harvard researchers learned “the effects of a strong mind-body practice can actually reduce blood pressure, as well as bring about other positive health benefits.”
In addition to all things mindful, the Winter 2018/2019 issue also features original articles and useful tips focused on nutrition, travel, a guide that puts a refreshing spin on being stuck indoors, and partner content provided by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and the American Diabetes Association.
Live More was launched in 2015 with a goal of helping Vitality members better understand how leading their healthiest lives can earn them program rewards—which translate to real financial, mental, and physical benefits—as a result.