Last modified: August 2, 2019
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Feeling stressed? In today’s bustling work and no play culture, most people are. The American Psychology Association has found that more than half of working Americans worry about their stress levels. And for good reason, since stress has been linked to an increase risk of chronic diseases, according to the Mayo Clinic.
However, there are activities you can easily implement into your life in order to fight stress. One stress fighting activity is Meditation. Meditation has been found to combat stress, as well as prevent or relieve many other mental and physical health issues.
A study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine (2014) found meditation to have significant positive outcomes on psychological stress. Let’s take a look at six more amazing health benefits meditation serves up.
5 Meditation Health Benefits for a Longer Better Life
1. Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure
Several medical professionals and researchers have found meditation to lower blood pressure. According to a Harvard Medical School study, meditation lowered blood pressure by eliminating stress hormones in the body. A lower blood pressure means a longer healthier life.
2. Have a More Comfortable Bowel
If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, meditation may be what you need. In fact, research has found that twice daily meditation could relieve bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Meditate for a better bowel and feel relaxed each day.
3. Boost Your Immune Health
According to a study from Ohio State University researchers, meditation and it relaxing nature boosted immune systems of those recovering from cancer. The study also found that it might reduce the risk of cancer returning. Who knew meditation had free radical killing strength?
4. Fight Inflammation without Pills
When you effectively battle your daily stress, your inflammation may follow. Meditation may be a natural anti-inflammatory, keeping you from the pill bottle. Keeping the stress monkey off your back can reduce inflammation. This may help fight arthritis, asthma, and psoriasis, according to researchers at Emory University.
5. Increase Your Fertility
A University of Western Australia study found that women who were less stressed have a better chance for conception. Meditation could be a great way to assist your fertility without fertility drugs, since it has been found to reduce stress.
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Submitted by Dr. Richard Honaker: http://www.independentmedicalexaminer.com/IME-Directory/Virginia/Dr-Richard-A-Honaker-MD.asp
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