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The Amazing Effect Of Meditation On Seniors' Health: Study

The Amazing Effect Of Meditation On Seniors' Health: Study | wakeup | Scoop.it
A new study has found that older people who take part in an eight-week program of meditation were able to reduce feelings of loneliness and boost their immune systems, according to researchers at the University of California Los Angeles.
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How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Body and How You Can Counteract It

How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Body and How You Can Counteract It | wakeup | Scoop.it
Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Then here are some disturbing facts: Your risk of heart disease has increased by up to 64 percent.
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Long work hours linked to depression - Health News - NHS Choices

Long work hours linked to depression - Health News - NHS Choices | wakeup | Scoop.it

“Working eleven hours a day can lead to severe depression,”. staff who put in 11 or more hours a day at the office are twice as likely to suffer a severe bout of depression than those working just eight.

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Awe Expands People's Perception of Time, Alters Decision Making, and Enhances Well-Being

Awe Expands People's Perception of Time, Alters Decision Making, and Enhances Well-Being | wakeup | Scoop.it

When do people feel as if they are rich in time? Not often, research and daily experience suggest. However, three experiments showed that participants who felt awe, relative to other emotions, felt they had more time available (Experiments 1, 3) and were less impatient (Experiment 2). Participants who experienced awe were also more willing to volunteer their time to help others (Experiment 2), more strongly preferred experiences over material products (Experiment 3), and experienced a greater boost in life satisfaction (Experiment 3). Mediation analyses revealed that these changes in decision making and well-being were due to awe's ability to alter the subjective experience of time. Experiences of awe bring people into the present moment, which underlies awe's capacity to adjust time perception, influence decisions, and make life feel more satisfying than it would otherwise.

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Beyond spirituality: the role of meditation in mental health

Beyond spirituality: the role of meditation in mental health | wakeup | Scoop.it
Meditation has traditionally been associated with Eastern mysticism but science is beginning to show that cultivating a “heightened” state of consciousness can have a major impact on our brain, the way…...
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