In Your Own Hands: The Benefits of Meditation

meditationEvery 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.

The Benefits of Meditation
Anne Trafton writes about the neuroscientists from MIT and Harvard that have taken a deeper look into how meditation helps tune out distractions and relieve chronic pain.

5 Breathing Tools to Break Work Stress
Judy Martin reports that two in five adults report chronic stress at work. This chronic stress can be broken up with these five breathing tips. 

Meditation Technique Enhances Children’s Mental Health
A new study reveals that children ages 12-16 who participate in mindfulness at school experience enhanced mental health and well-being.

Are You Making Your Arthritis Worse?
Laurie Tarkan shows you how to take control of your chronic pain brought on by arthritis by avoiding these five pain-inducing traps.  

10 Ways to Cope With Painful Days
On days that are more painful than normal, try implementing a few of these pain management strategies from Madeline Vann.

Yoga as a Treatment for Back Pain and Neck Pain
If you experience chronic pain in your back or neck, or if you are recovering from an injury, yoga can help! Studies have found that yoga can increase endurance and strength while helping to reduce pain.

Pain and Positive Mental Attitude
One woman’s story of how she cured her chronic pain syndrome simply by changing her thoughts.



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