Want To Avoid Getting Sick? Start Meditating, Says New Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of year—the entire office is coughing, sneezing, and looking like one big commercial for the common cold. Even those who take their vitamin C shots and wash their hands regularly are susceptible to germs in colder temperatures. There are countless treatments, home remedies, and ancient practices that people rely on to battle a cold, but if you want to avoid the dreaded sniffles altogether when they strike every year, consider starting a meditation practice.

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Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain games” have fizzled out. Meanwhile, meditation and mindfulness training have accumulated some impressive evidence, suggesting that the practices can change not only the structure and function of the brain, but also our behavior and moment-to-moment experience.

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Music and Meditation Alters Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s and Cellular Aging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A research team led by Dr. Kim Innes, a professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has found that a simple meditation or music listening program may alter certain biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults who are experiencing memory loss. Study findings, reported in theJournal of Alzheimer’s Disease, also suggest these changes may be directly related to improvements in memory and cognition, sleep, mood, and quality of life.

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