Scientific studies on how meditation can affect your heart and wellness

James Justin Psychological Health, Top 10

For years, meditation and prayer fans have said that the practice keeps them healthy. But a new study, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes in November 2012, actually tested this.

For the study, 201 people with coronary heart disease were asked to either…

1. To take a health education class promoting diet and exercise.

2. Take a class on meditation.

The researchers studied the participants for 5 years and discovered the following:

Those that chose the meditation class had 48% reduction to the overall risk of heart attack, stroke and death. While this was an initial study and more research is needed, it shows great benefit to meditate.

“We live in an incredibly busy world. Our pace of life is often frantic, our minds are always busy, and we’re always doing something,” says Andy Puddicombe at the TEDSalon London Fall 2012. “The sad fact is that we’re so distracted that we are no longer present in the world in which we live. We miss out on the things that are most important to us. The crazy thing is, people assume that’s just the way life is. But that’s not really how it has to be.”

Question… Do you pray or meditate? If so, what are some of the benefits have you enjoyed?

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Until next time, meditate for one minute each day… Focusing on the results you want in your life and in business.

James Justin