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Everyday mindfulness can cut belly fat

Everyday mindfulness can cut belly fat
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Those who are aware of each and every moment of their life have less fat around their belly than those who do not pay attention to the present, new...

New York: Those who are aware of each and every moment of their life have less fat around their belly than those who do not pay attention to the present, new research shows.

The study of nearly 400 people found that those who exhibited more "dispositional mindfulness" were less likely to be obese.

Dispositional or everyday mindfulness is not the same as mindfulness meditation in which people make a conscious, focused practice of attending to their current state and sensations.

Instead, it is more of an inherent personality trait though it can also be taught.

"This is everyday mindfulness.The majority of these people are not meditating," said lead author Eric Loucks, assistant professor of epidemiology in Brown University.

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