According to the CDC, meditation is the second most popular mind and body practice in the United States, the first being yoga. Meditation may not sound interesting to most of us, but did you know that meditation can help with your mental health and stress?
Mental health has become more and more important to us as we learn the benefits of caring for our mental health. Our mental health can affect how we feel and how we act, so oftentimes it can affect the way our relationships work, ranging from friendships to work colleagues to a significant other.
Mental health can also correlate with our physical health, which is why it’s important to have a healthy lifestyle. We can improve our mental health with meditation. Meditation has many great health benefits, like helping with anxiety and stress. Research suggests that meditation helps reduce stress levels which will help reduce anxiety and coping skills, essentially improving our mental health. It can also help lower the risk of chronic conditions.
Different people may see different needs in meditation times and there is no set time that you should meditate for. Improving your mental health is the first step to improving your quality of life. Your mental health affects how you feel and act towards others. It can also affect your physical health, so being healthy emotionally can help you live a balanced life, reduce the risk of depression, and improve self-esteem.
According to a recent study by Harvard University, people following healthy habits were 82% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65% less likely to die from cancer! Download the Lively Habits App to help you keep track of your 10 healthy lifestyle habits. Spend a couple of minutes a day to remind yourself of these healthy habits! These 10 lifestyle habits can help strengthen yourself against COVID-19 risks, illnesses, and chronic illness. Stay safe out there!Top