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The Outside Interview Feb 20, 2019

Talking with Mindfulness Guru Pete Kirchmer

Mindfulness not only improves performance, it can literally change the makeup of your brain. (Photo: Chris Bennett/Aurora)
25-29 Years

Every day there’s more research showing the benefits of mindfulness. It reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system, and may even slow the aging process. What we’re only starting to figure out, however, is how meditation might improve athletic performance. Outside Editor Christopher Keyes caught up with Pete Kirchmer, program director of mPEAK, an eight-week class developed by neuroscientists at the University of California at San Diego. Their research shows that not only do mindfulness techniques improve performance, they can literally change the makeup of your brain.

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