Staging a post-pandemic athletic comeback?

Research shows that mindfulness meditation also can be psychologically beneficial when athletes are questioning how they’ll perform, said Caroline Silby, a sport psychology consultant who has individually trained multiple Olympic gold medalists. “When we hit moments of uncertainty,” she said, “the brain scans the environment for everything we need protection from. But with mindfulness, you focus on what you need to.” She recommends daily meditation for at least one month before competition.

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