Daily Archives: November 12, 2014

Science! A New Study Suggests Meditation is Beneficial on a Cellular Level

I usually try to wait until Thursday to post science stuff, but I thought this was pretty interesting: a recent study suggests that meditation can affect the human body on a cellular level. While the study says that the cells (the telomeres, to be exactly) have changed through mindful meditation and yoga, when reading the article it sounds like that portion of the chromosome is actually preserved- when the telomere is gone, the chromosome will degrade, which is bad news for the cell.

As I’ve stated before, you can view jiu jitsu as a sort of unconventional form of meditation- I would be interested to see how it stacked up to these other forms of meditation and exercise.

Check out the article and let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

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