Meditation, an ancient practice that focuses on the mind-body connection, has plenty of health benefits. Whether it’s practicing yoga, tai-chi or sitting in a corner and clearing your mind, past research has suggested that it has helped those with arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, depression, insomnia, high-blood pressure, cancer, HIV/AIDS and heart disease.
But don’t think that meditation is just for older folks — it’s for young people, too.
A recent study from Georgia Health Sciences University Institute of Public and Preventive Healthfound that meditation helped African-American teens lower their risk for heart disease.
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