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Published on December 14, 2015

20 Minutes of Meditation a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

The research is clear. Taking 20 minutes a day to meditate can do a lot to improve our emotional, physical and mental health. Thousands of scientific research studies have been done on the topic and here’s what they show:

Physical Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is a great stress reliever. This could be one of the key reasons why regular mediation has so many health benefits as stress contributes to a number of modern illnesses. Meditation helps:

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Strengthen the heart and brain
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Increase energy levels
  • Reduce inflammatory diseases
  • Relieve symptoms of PMS and menopause
  • Improve sleep and much more.

Mental Benefits of Meditation

A strong body and mind go hand and hand. Here’s what meditation can do to improve our mental ability. Practiced regularly, meditation:

  • Increases concentration and focus
  • Improves memory
  • Helps with better decision making and problem solving
  • Improves overall mental strength and resilience.

Emotional Benefits of Meditation

The emotional benefits of meditation are just as compelling. Meditation can:

  • Reduce worry and anxiety
  • Improve overall mood
  • Help us cope with stress and depression
  • Enhance self-esteem

How to Get Started

So why not give it a try? You can find a lot of free, online tools to help you get started. Or you can begin on your own. Spend 20 minutes every day in quiet contemplation. Disconnect from your phone and other devices and simply relax. Your body, mind and spirit will be happy you did!

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20 Minutes of Meditation a Day Keeps the Doctor Away