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As a health and wellness professional, you’ve touted the benefits of exercise. Exercising the body improves muscle tone, cardiovascular health and the immune system, to name a few. And working out also helps the brain by reducing stress levels. Now a new study on mindfulness indicates that training the mind is good for the body.

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Runcations. Go to a foreign country, do some sightseeing, run a marathon. Lather, rinse, and repeat on all seven continents. It’s a very successful little industry. Not coaching runners, and you don’t want to be in the travel business? There’s still something any fitness or wellness outfit can learn from this business model.

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This PR idea positions your wellness business squarely at the front of the battle against obesity and inactivity and gives you tons of networking and media opportunities. Prescription trails can be used as another tool to get folks to increase their activity levels, plus they get to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Cardiologists at John Hopkins have been able to take the data from a graded exercise test, run it through a newly developed algorithm, and estimate one’s risk of dying over the next ten years. Um…wow! It’s remarkable and a tad bit unsettling at the same time.

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You always KNEW this was true and now there’s proof: a new study has been published concluding that endurance exercise increases pain tolerance. Perhaps this is obvious on an anecdotal basis, but actually seeing it proven is nice validation for wellness and fitness professionals, trainers and athletes.

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Delightful, inspirational, and amazingly fit, Tao Porchan-Lynch is a joy to watch. She’s getting a lot of press lately, so maybe you or your clients know about her already. Why so much publicity? For one thing, she’s the oldest yoga teacher in the world.

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