DETROIT (WWJ) – New research finds an almost instant way to short-circuit stress.
Pennsylvania researchers have found three consecutive days of 25 minute meditation sessions can have a dramatic effect on reducing stress.
For the study, 66 healthy volunteers — ages 18 to 30 — received either brief mindfulness meditation training, learning breathing exercises to help them pay attention to their present moment experiences, or, completed a matched three-day cognitive training program to enhance problem-solving skills.
Afterwards, all volunteers gave a stressful speech and completed math tasks in a stress-inducing environment.
The mindfulness meditation volunteers reported reduced stress perceptions, indicating the technique fostered psychological stress resilience.
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