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Four reasons to... meditate.

1 INCREASED HAPPINESS A STUDY published in Consciousness and Culture examined the impact of brief meditation on psychological well-s ability to focus and also an improved memory performance.

2 DEALING WITH PAIN PEOPLE were exposed to electrical stimulation which induced either high levels or low levels of pain, according to a study published in the journal Pain.

After three days of meditation for 20 minutes a day, participants reported electrical stimulation was less painful whether high or low amounts of stimulation were given.

3 WORK SATISFACTION STUDIES published in the Journal of Applied Psychology tested the effects of meditation on performance at work.

In one study, workers who meditated were happier with their jobs and less likely to experience mental fatigue. In another study, participants were randomly assigned to meditate or not. Meditation participants had more job satisfaction and less exhaustion at work.

4 PHYSICAL HEALTH MEDITATION has been linked to increased development of antibodies in response to flu injections.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 16, 2014
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