There are many meditation benefits for retirees.
Consider this --
Keeping your mind in a constant state of flux, even in retirement, is like keeping the motor on your car running all night long. You and the car will eventually run out of gas.
Nobody wants that!
Studies show how meditation is having a positive impact on an individual’s health. It seems as though training your mind could have a direct impact on improving the health of your body.
This makes perfect logical sense to me -- if you are worried, full of anxious thoughts - your BODY will suffer. It's really inevitable...
Health Benefits of
Retirement and Meditation
A Healthy heart – Studies are beginning to show that meditation could possibly be one of many contributing ways to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Arthritis and other joint diseases – Meditation seems to have a direct impact on the ability to cope better with pain and stiffness associated with disorders involving chronic pain.
Fatigue and sleep disorders – Without a good night’s sleep, fatigue sets the stage for disease and stress. Getting a good night’s sleep will aid in the fighting off and recovery of illness. Those who meditate may find it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Warding off stress and anxiety – It not only gives physical health benefits; meditation is also a wonderful way to ward off stress.
Anyone who has ever practiced meditation will say that it has helped them deal with stress. Of course, meditation does not eliminate stress; however, it helps an individual cope better with it.
This has a dual benefit – one of a healthy body and the other of a healthy mind.
There are so many meditation health benefits, as you might imagine -- but let's cut to the chase and just start meditating!
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