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Spending a little time in quiet meditation might lengthen your life. A study published in The American Journal of Cardiology found that people older than age 55 with hypertension who engaged in transcendental meditation reduced overall mortality by 23% over an average period of 7.6 years.
Death by cardiovascular disease dropped by 30% and cancer death fell by 49%.
The researchers concluded:
“These results suggest that a specific stress-decreasing approach used in the prevention and control of high blood pressure, such as the TM program, may contribute to decreased mortality from all causes and cardiovascular disease in older subjects who have systemic hypertension.”