Practice mindfulness to optimize health and boost happiness

Practice mindfulness to optimize health and boost happiness

Mindfulness and meditation are often associated with states of deep relaxation, focus, peace and insight. Though the experience is different for each participant, through regular practice, many will experience some of the following benefits:

  • A reduction in pain
  • Reduced feelings of anger, anxiety and depression
  • A sense of balance, calm, and peace
  • A slower heart rate
  • More controlled thoughts
  • A reduction in stress and a tool to help manage it
  • Increased energy
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved focus and memory
  • Increased happiness
  • Improved relationships with others
  • An increased sense of clarity and purpose

There is growing evidence to support the practice for adults and children and as you’d expect, there are many apps available for use with smartphones. To learn more about mindfulness, have a look at some of these links.


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