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Meditate And Live Longer.

Discussion in 'Girlie Gossip' started by Tia, May 16, 2005.

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    Tia New Member

    Transcendental meditation, a practice long known to relieve stress, has been proven to reduce overall death rates by 23% and extend lifespans, according to an article published today in the American Journal of Cardiology.

    The first-of-its-kind, long-term, randomized trial evaluated 202 men and women, average age 71, who had mildly elevated blood pressure.

    Subjects in the study participated in the Transcendental Meditation program; or practiced behavioral techniques, such as mindfulness or progressive muscle relaxation; or received health education.

    The study tracked subjects for up to 18 years. Vital statistics were obtained from the National Death Index.

    Lower Cancer, Heart Disease Mortality Rate

    The study found that compared to combined controls, the Transcendental Meditation group showed the following results:

    # 23% reduction in the rate of death from all causes

    # 30% reduction in the rate of death from cardiovascular disease

    # 49% reduction in the rate of death from cancer

    Link.... http://health.dailynewscentral.com/content/view/000697/35/
     
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