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9 Facts About Meditation That’ll Surprise You

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Meditation is gaining popularity with people worldwide. Nearly 15 percent of adults have said they have tried meditation at least once in the last year. 

While being well known to help ease feelings of anxiousness or nerves, there are so many more benefits of meditation out there than just that. 

Here are 9 facts about meditation that may totally surprise you. 

1. It Can Improve Your Health

Consistent meditation can help reduce the severity of certain ailments. Studies have shown that meditation can help lower blood pressure, leading to decreases in the amount of blood pressure medication needed. 

2. It Leads to Better Sleep

Meditation puts you in a relaxed mental state, calming the mind of frenetic thoughts. Knowing how to calm a racing mind more easily can help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep more restfully throughout the night. 

3. Can Help You Deal With Stress Better

Your body releases chemicals called cytokines when it is stressed, which can lead to inflammation of the body. Meditation has been proved to help prevent the release of the chemical that causes cytokines to be produced.

If you are one of the 25 percent of people feeling stressed due to work, try meditating.  

4. It’s Super Simple to Start

Another surprising fact? Meditation is super easy to start. You do not need any fancy equipment, clothes, or tools. 

Here are some meditation tips that show you just how easy it is to make meditating a part of your daily or weekly routine. 

5. It Can Help Increase Memory

Do you frequently forget where you put your keys or phone? Wish you could get a memory boost? Studies have shown that those who meditate routinely have more grey matter in the part of their brain responsible for memory than those who do not meditate. 

6. It Can Slow the Aging Process

Meditation has been shown to possibly slow the aging process. Meditating can help to increase the body’s production of an enzyme called telomerase, which has been linked to longer life expectancy. 

7. It Can Make You Nicer

If you are quick to snap or get angry at someone, try meditating. Some studies have shown that meditation can help increase compassion, understanding, and reduce unconscious bias toward others. 

8. Sharpens Decision-making Skills 

Meditation can help boost your overall brain power, especially when it comes to tough decisions. Frequent meditation can help you to train your brain to analyze situations more effectively and rationally, leading to better decision-making. 

9. Can Help You Beat Addictions

Meditation can help you overcome addictions. People have reported that frequent meditation has allowed them to quit toxic and unhealthy habits. 

Want to Know More Facts About Meditation?

If you are still looking for reasons to meditate, we hope you found them in the 9 surprise facts above. Different kinds of meditation can be incredibly powerful for your body, mind, and soul. 

Still looking for more facts about meditation? Be sure to follow along for more articles 

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