According to Scientists meditation doesn't just relax the mind and body, it can also help keep the brain young.
A study was done on 50 meditators and 50 non-meditators and focused on the activity and age of their brains.
"The researchers said that the combination of intense concentration and relaxation may trigger the growth of new brain cells. Although they did not look at whether the meditators were also smarter, brain shrinkage is linked to Alzheimer's and other brain diseases."
"But the meditators' brains were younger than their years, with the average 50-year-old having a brain that belonged in a 42 or 43-year-old's body. The benefits were particularly great for older meditators."
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