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The Benefits of a Spiritual Life

The Benefits of a Spiritual Life

No direct causal link has been established, but research has consistently found that religious involvement is correlated with better physical and mental health, including better sleep, lower blood pressure, and an overall lower rate of mortality. Higher levels of spirituality have also been linked to increased compassion, strengthened relationships, and improved self-esteem. There may be a...

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Meditation for beginners

Meditation for beginners

Most first-time meditators find it strange to sit in silence, to sit with their innermost thoughts and feelings, to sit and do nothing — the very things that, funnily enough, the mind tends to resist. To a beginner, meditation might initially feel a little alien, perhaps even daunting, but that’s okay. People have been meditating for around 3,000 years, and many have doubtless experienced the...

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Physical fitness linked to better brain function

Physical fitness linked to better brain function

Over recent years, there has been a great deal of research into how bodily fitness might influence the mind. For instance, studies have concluded that physical fitness can reduce the risk of dementia, relieve depressive symptoms, and more. There is also evidence that physical activity boosts the cognitive performance of healthy individuals, people of different ages, and participants with...

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