Can Meditation help keep you from getting sick?

21 Sep 2016
Can Meditation help keep you from getting sick?

  A study found that people who meditated took less sick days than those who did not. (Photo from Thinkstock) Can Meditation help keep you from getting sick? This study says yes… By GREG WELLS – Health Advisor If you’re at all like me, you dread getting sick. I’m just not very good at lying around for days feeling as if I’ve been run over by a truck. So I am working on other ways to avoid getting sick or, if I do, to get better as fast as I can. In my hunt through the research on influenza, I came across a very interesting finding. In a paper published.

Meditation, Stress, and Your Health

21 Sep 2016

An article by: WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by David Kiefer, MD on June 29, 2016 Meditation is a simple technique that, if practiced for as few as 10 minutes each day, can help you control stress, decrease anxiety, improve cardiovascular health, and achieve a greater capacity for relaxation. Although meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, the meditative technique called the “relaxation response” was pioneered in the U.S. by Harvard doctor Herbert Benson in the 1970s. The technique has gained acceptance by physicians and therapists worldwide as a means of relieving symptoms of conditions ranging from cancer to AIDS. When our bodies are exposed to a sudden stress or threat, we respond with a characteristic.