How’s that for some alliteration?
Great article on NYMAG.com about the benefits associated with long-term aerobic training, such as running, with a few nods to mindfulness and mindlessness. An excerpt:
Other post-run changes have been recorded in the brain’s frontal lobe, with increased activity seen in this region after people adopt a long-term habit of physical activity. This area of the brain — sometimes called the frontal executive network system — is located, obviously enough, at the very front: It’s right behind your forehead. After about 30 to 40 minutes of a vigorous aerobic workout – enough to make you sweat – studies have recorded increased blood flow to this region, which, incidentally, is associated with many of the attributes we associate with “clear thinking”: planning ahead, focus and concentration, goal-setting, time management.
Just a note that the third-eye, or ajna chakra, the center of insight and intuition, is also located right behind your forehead.