Thursday, 12 April 2018
People who meditate an hour a day are more resilient to mental decline in old age
Meditating for just one hour a day can buffer the effects of age-related cognitive decline, new research claims.
The researchers at the University of California, Davis, who carried out the study, can't explain why the practice has this effect, but previous studies have found that it can cause brain changes that help people keep their mental abilities.
The current study, spanning seven years, examines the long-term benefits people gained from meditating.
As cognitive impairment impacts an estimated 16 million people in the US, researchers suggest meditation could help with brain aging.