Meditation may prevent heart attacks or strokes. – Health – MensJournal.com

Meditation may prevent heart attacks or strokes.

People with heart disease who meditate for 20 minutes a day are 48 percent less likely to die prematurely of a heart attack or stroke, says a new study from the U.S.’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Researchers tracked 200 people for more than five years and found that meditation lowers blood pressure and improves anger control. The study asked participants to sit quietly with eyes closed for 20 minutes twice daily, but most did so only once a day – and results were still impressive. “Stress on the brain hurts the heart because stress hormones like cortisol damage arterial walls,” says lead author Dr. Robert Schneider.

– Melaina Juntti

via Meditation may prevent heart attacks or strokes. – Health – MensJournal.com.

By Karah Pino

A versatile communicator, critical thinker and far sighted problem solver. Trained in creative thinking with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Art including Metalwork, Multimedia Sculpture and Digital Design. Earned a clinical Master’s degree in East Asian Medical Practices and Principles such as holistic creativity and nature based systems. Trained in shamanism, trauma recovery, naturopathy and indigenous wisdom through Navajo Wisdom Keeper Patricia Anne Davis, learning the Indigenous Ceremonial Change Process for wellness restoration and harmonious living.

%d bloggers like this: