Meditation prevents winter ailments

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Meditation prevents winter ailments
by Emi Hailey Hayakawa, BTN, Nov 28, 2012
Seoul, South Korea -- According to a new research published in the ďAnnals of Family Medicine,Ē it is proven that Buddhist meditation is effective at preventing winter ailments such as colds and influenza.
On November 16th, PTI India reported that adults who meditated or did moderately intense exercise, such as a brisk walk, for eight weeks suffered fewer colds than those who did nothing, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The new study divided 149 people into three groups: One performed mindful meditation, another group jogged regularly for eight weeks, while the third group did nothing.

The researchers then followed the health of the volunteers through the winter from September to May, although they didnít check whether or not people carried on exercising or meditating after the eight-week period.

The participants were observed for cold and flu symptoms such as a runny nose, stuffiness, sneezing, and sore throat. Nasal wash samples were collected and analyzed three days after the symptoms began.
The study, found that meditators missed 76% fewer days of work from September through to May than those who did nothing. Those who had exercised missed 48 per cent fewer days during this period.

In addition, mindful meditation can reduce the duration or severity of acute respiratory infections such by up to 50%, and exercise by up to 40%.

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