Meditation practice has had a profound effect on me in terms of how I perform athletically and handle obstacles in my life. I love the fact that— in the U.S. about 8 percent of adults and 1.6 percent of children have tried it already. This is because the health benefits of mindfulness meditation are incredibly impressive … and supported by scientific studies.

From January 1st to the 8th I’ll be at a deep meditation retreat in rural Nova Scotia, Canada.

If you haven’t tried mindful meditation yet, here are 8 benefits you can receive from mindful meditation:

  • It reduces stress.

  • It has a direct, positive effect on anxiety and depression.

  • Ii is directly beneficial to weight loss and/or management. Mindful meditation helps with stress related overeating and an increased awareness of hunger and satiety cues.

  • It makes you less likely to have metabolic syndrome.

  • It is considered as a way to help prevent negative changes in the gut microbiome.

  • It can help reduce the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

  • It can lessen pregnancy-related stress.

  • It has been shown to significantly improve symptoms and side effects from cancer and its treatment. This includes stress, anxiety, depression, vitality, fatigue, and sleep levels.

Source: “8 Health Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation”, Ecowatch, December 4, 2016, by Joe Leech;

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