Friday, September 09, 2005

Meditate, Decrease Stress, and Live Longer

Millions of people who enjoy Transcendental Meditation daily will also enjoy a longer, healthier life. A recent study, lead by Dr. Robert Schneider, MD., suggests that by meditating for 20 minutes per day your body releases less stress hormones.

A trial done on 202 seniors with mild hypertension found that those who tried Transcendental Mediation had a 23 percent reduction in death rates. Over a period of 18 years, there were 30 percent fewer deaths from heart disease and 49 percent fewer deaths from cancer. The seniors were put into three groups: those who tried TM daily, those who did daily muscle relaxation, and those who attended monthly classes on healthy eating and exercise.

The TM group had less stress and therefore had less "wear and tear" on the body. The results also indicated lower cholesterol and blood pressure. So find some serenity, relax, and enjoy a longer healthier life.

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