Meditation is the Fastest Growing Health Trend in America - Mindful - Deepstash
Meditation is the Fastest Growing Health Trend in America - Mindful

Meditation is the Fastest Growing Health Trend in America - Mindful

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<p><b>Mindfulness</b> <b>is no...

Mindfulness is no longer considered a “soft skill,” but an essential part of overall health care.

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Meditation helps you navigate stress, both acute and chronic

Meditation helps you navigate stress, both acute and chronic

Mindful breathing can interrupt our stress and fight-or-flight reactions—meditation may “quiet” the amygdala, the area of the brain that responds to stress.

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Regular mindfulness practice improves mental focus

Regular mindfulness practice improves mental focus

 When we multitask, our concentration levels deplete But the simple act of returning to the breath, over and over again, builds the “muscle” of attention, helping you both stay on task and recognize distractions. 

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Mindfulness reduces bias—toward the negative, and toward others

Mindfulness reduces bias—toward the negative, and toward others

We tend to focus on the negative. Research suggests mindfulness might help us shift gears out of our knee-jerk reactivity toward “bad” things. 

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Mindfulness may improve mental health

Mindfulness may improve mental health

When combined with traditional approaches, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy may help individuals with anxiety and depression work with rumination and troubling thoughts. 

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