Among the non-meditating participants, only about 15 percent of people sprung in to action to help. But that number rose exponentially—up to 50 percent—between the groups who took meditation sessions.
11. Feel less lonely
Unfortunately there are a slew of health problems that are linked to loneliness. It’s is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, even death. Not so cheery. Luckily mindfulness meditation can help.
In the study, researchers recruited 40 healthy adults aged 55-85 who were interested in learning mindfulness meditation techniques. The men and women were assessed at the beginning and end of the study using an established loneliness scale; blood samples were also collected.