10 Fitness And Health Benefits Of Meditation And Mindfulness

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8. Relieve stress

Stress is something we could all use less of. Luckily, that’s achievable with brief mindfulness meditation practice, according to research from Carnegie Mellon University.

In the three-day experiment, 33 healthy men and women aged 18-30 years old took part in mindful meditation for 25 minutes a day; they were given breathing exercises to help them stay present and focused. Another 33 participants completed a three-day cognitive training program where they were asked to critically analyze poetry in order to enhance their problem-solving skills.

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