Meditate for 12 Minutes a Day to Prevent Memory Loss
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Meditate for 12 Minutes a Day to Prevent Memory Loss

Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) could have figured out who he was in Bourne Ultimatum and Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) might have been un-erased in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind if they’d just practiced meditation. We YOU Docs firmly believe that daily meditation transforms the mind, body, and spirit. It makes grey (and white) matter grow in brain regions that affect learning and mood. Plus, meditation reduces stress and strengthens your cardiovascular system.

New findings add to all that! Seems that people with mild memory loss can prevent the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease by increasing cerebral blood flow, boosting mood, and relieving anxiety, tension, and fatigue with as little as 12 minutes of daily meditation. That helps restore their recall ability and prevents future memory loss.

For those of us who don’t have memory loss yet, meditation has many benefits, including brain health. If you want to give meditation a try, follow this 4-step meditation plan:

  1. Set aside 12 minutes a day to meditate, and keep that time in your schedule sacred.
  2. Get thee to a quiet place. No cells, no music, no Internet. Turn it all off so you can tune in.
  3. Sit in a comfortable position with good posture. Breathe in through your nose slowly for 4 seconds and exhale slowly through an open mouth for as long as you can. Build to 8 seconds.
  4. 4.Repeat the breathing rhythm while you let your mind drift. Recognize thoughts as they appear and let them go. Say OM -- and OMG, you’ll feel clearer and stronger. 

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