(Health) You will be after this science backed ways it could make your life better:
Battle your nerves
Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario found that just 10 minutes of daily mindful meditation can improve focus among people suffering from anxiety. The reason: It helps comb at mind wandering, which is something anxious people tend to suffer from one bad thought leads to many more.
One study assigned a group of older adults to 12 weeks of meditation and yoga practices, and another group to memory-enhancing training. In the end, both groups did a little better on tests of verbal memory like remembering names. But the meditation group showed a bigger change in tests of visual-spatial memory, which is needed for navigating while walking and driving.
Ease back pain
According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, people who attended mindfulness based stress reduction classes, a type of meditation training, were 37 percent more likely to experience less lower back pain compared with people who sought more conventional care like pain medication.
A few apps that offer up guided meditations:
- Headspace – free or $7.99 to $12.00 per month
- iTunes and Google Play. This app teaches you the basics of meditating at no cost. You can then sub scribe to hundreds of meditations, each from one to 20 minutes.
- Meditation Studio – $49.99 per year or $7.99 per months; iTunes. No matter your situation, this program has a guided meditation for you. Need a confidence booster b efore a big meeting? It’s got you covered.
- Stop, Breathe and Think – $9.99 per month; iTunes and Google Play. There are 80 premium sessions offered in this app, and you can log your daily meditations to track your practice.