Meditation is catching on and becoming one of the most common methods of de-stressing your body. Apart from relieving stress, meditation is also known to provide a variety of other health benefits. The effects of meditation come from the almost immediate achievement of deep relaxation. This is a wonderful way to refresh and revitalize your body. The health benefits of meditation are immediate and long-lasting. If you have never tried meditation, you should give it a go. You will start feeling the effects of it almost immediately.
Meditation Increases Immunity
It is a scientific fact that meditation increases your immunity. According to a study led by Ohio State University, there are clear indications to support this theory. According to their studies, progressive muscular relaxation daily reduced the recurrence of breast cancer. Further studies indicated that a month of meditation increased natural killer cells in seniors reducing their risk of tumors and viral infections.
Meditation Cures Unhealthy Emotional States
Worries and various other neuroses are cured with meditation. Meditation cleanses the consciousness and enables greater freedom of mind, as well as great emotional balance. These worries and other neuroses may have caused stress. Meditation lowers stress hormones and increases your health.
Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure
When you are in a state of relaxation your blood pressure drops significantly. Stress and other factors may increase blood pressure. This can be significantly lowered with meditation. Therefore, you can safely surmise that meditation is also beneficial for the heart. This does not mean you need to stop taking your blood pressure or heart medication. That should be done only on the doctor’s advice.
Meditation Reduces Sleeping Problems
High-stress levels can keep you from getting a good night’s sleep. Worries and anxieties may prevent you from falling asleep. Meditation can help pull your mind away from your worries and enable you to get plenty of rest. The quieting and relaxing of the mind fight off insomnia and regular meditation increases melatonin, a hormone responsible for the regulation of sleep.
Apart from these health benefits, meditation also builds self-confidence, enhances energy, strength, and vigor, creates a general feeling of well-being and increases concentration, and strengthens the mind. With all these health benefits, why are you not meditating?
Although meditation may sound easy, it takes practice to be effective. It may be difficult initially to tune out outside noises. Perhaps therefore you have not considered meditation or have not tried it yet. This would not be the case if you lived in an active adult community with tranquil and calm environs. These communities are geared especially for 55+ seniors and, therefore, you can be sure that no intrusive noises of loud music or car horns will keep you from practicing your deep relaxation. If you are interested in moving to an active adult community, visit our website ActiveAdultLiving.com. There are more than 8,500 communities worth looking into.
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