In Your Own Hands – Mindfulness Meditation Aids Health

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know. 

Mind Over Matter: Can Zen Meditation Help You Forget About Pain?
Living without pain doesn’t have to require drugs. New studies have found that Zen meditation and mindfulness techniques can reduce chronic pain.

Mindfulness Meditation Aids Health
According to research at Carnegie Mellon University, a calmer mind and more acute awareness of one’s surroundings can improve physical health. Jacob Axelrad takes a deeper look in this article. 

Strongest Study Yet Shows Meditation Can Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
Laura Blue takes a look at a recent study that confirms meditation can have many positive benefits on your health. Specifically, lowering your risk of heart complications.

Feeling Stressed? It’s Probably Harming Your Health
The perception of stress may be having negative effects on your health. Nicholas Bakalar addresses what stress does to you, and how practices like meditation can help.

Q&A: Jon Kabat-Zinn Talks About Bringing Mindfulness Meditation to Medicine
Jon Kabat-Zinn, an MIT-trained molecular biologist, has set out to educate the public that meditation can be used to treat many ailments, such as depression, addiction and chronic pain! 

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