Studies* have shown that regular mindfulness meditation can help improve mental agility, as well as memory and concentration.

It's also a great way to de-stress and live life to the full.

Below you'll find an introduction to mindfulness that you can apply to your daily routine, as well as some meditation classes and tips to improve your mental fitness.

Learn about the ins and outs of mindfulness, before putting it into practice with a 10-minute practice. Bring your attention into the present moment by focusing on each of your senses.

Kickstart your day with a 10-minute guided meditation. Bring your focus to your breath, as well as visualisations and mantras, to motivate and energise you for the day ahead.

Need to get out of your head and back into the here and now? In this 4-minute exercise you'll focus on your senses, as well as how you feel, to help overcome any worries or troubling emotions. 

From finding your tribe, to opening up to others, our National Lead for Emotional Wellbeing, Gosia Bowling, explains 5 simple ways to exercise your mental muscles.