Can you revolutionize your health and longevity in just minutes a day?
Yes, start meditating! Most people know by now that its a healthy practice, but it may be much more beneficial than you think. A 2013 Plos One Harvard study has shown that meditation can actually modulate gene expression which has health benefits that reach far beyond simple ‘relaxation’. The study demonstrated how 15 min of daily meditation for 8 weeks altered the expression of an 172 genes including some that are associated with the regulation of inflammation, glucose metabolism and circadian rhythms. In 2017, The American Heart Association released a statement along the same lines: “Studies of the effects of meditation on cardiovascular risk have included those investigating physiological response to stress, smoking cessation, blood pressure reduction, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, endothelial function, inducible myocardial ischemia, and primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Overall, studies of meditation suggest a possible benefit on cardiovascular risk..”. These are truly incredible findings and demonstrate how modern science and medicine are still playing catch up to the wisdom of the past. Meditate on that ;)
For more information:
Relaxation response induces temporal transcriptome changes in energy metabolism, insulin secretion and inflammatory pathways. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23650531
Meditation and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28963100