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Benefits of meditation for an aging population 0

Delay the process of aging:

Meditation may not be a fountain of youth but studies have shown that by protecting telomeres (the caps on the ends of our chromosomes), it may help to delay the process of aging. These caps play a key role in the aging of cells. . This leads to a higher risk of –

heart disease
degenerative disease such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
It also decreases the body’s production of the stress hormone cortisol, reducing the risk of tissue damage and high blood pressure.

Help you to sleep better:

Meditation boosts the production of melatonin, the body’s natural sleep hormone, resulting in a more restful night’s sleep. As you sleep, your body works to heal itself. In other words, improving your sleep improves your body’s capacity for self healing. Melatonin also helps to repair damaged cells that are a product of aging.

Reduce the anxiety that goes along with aging:

When we are feeling anxious, the neural pathways related to information processing tighten up, making it literally hard for us to think straight. Meditation allows a better connection with the reasoning center of our brain which allows for a more logical approach to emotional situations and in turn, the ability to react more calmly and efficiently.

If you’re a boomer looking to add meditation to your routine, we can help that so that you can be prepared to face the realities of aging head on and fear free

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