Monday, March 20, 2017

Meditators Have Younger Brains

Good morning,

Here's a statement to start your week off with: "When researchers at UCLA compared the brains of meditators to non-meditators they found that meditator’s brains were almost a decade younger by the time people reach their mid 50s."

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That's right! New research has shown that people who frequently meditate are proving to be decades younger in their brain function. "We’ve long known that normal aging is accompanied by a decrease in brain size. This decrease in brain size is due to age-related loss of connective tissue in the brain, often referred to as brain shrinkage, and affects memory, emotional regulation, and executive function. New research from the UCLA School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology shows that long-term meditators have younger brains, with higher concentrations of tissue in the brain regions most depleted by aging. In other words, the study found that meditation practice may help to minimize brain age and protect against age-related decline."

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To view the entire article from mindful.org, visit the link here. 

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