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Benefits of Meditation

Evidence: Meditation Reduces Loneliness in Older Adults

Did you realize that feeling lonely has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and even premature death? How to reduce the feeling of loneliness has previously been a challenge however a study conducted by UCLA found that a meditation program of just eight weeks actually helped to reduce the feeling of loneliness in older adults. This study also discovered that this same program also significantly also reduced the expression of inflammatory genes which is known to be a contributor to the effectiveness of the immune system.

The full details of the study and the findings are located at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour website.

If you’re not exactly sure how to meditate, the following beginners guide video might be a good place to start. 

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