Meditation May Help Slow Brain Aging

I hope so. Stress winning here

Hush, Lola!

Meditation is the practice of training the mind to induce a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge it is content. It can wipe away the day’s stresses and is also considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine.

A new study, however, finds that the practice of meditation can also help slow age-related loss of gray matter in the brain. And with life expectancy rising dramatically, that’s good news for most of us.

According to a statement from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), when people reach their mid-to-late-20s, their brain begins to wither, which results in the loss of some functional abilities. We may be living longer, but our brains simply cannot keep up and the risks for mental illness and neurodegenerative disease therefore increase.

For their study, appearing in the current online edition of the journal Frontiers in…

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