Saturday, November 17, 2012

Meditation Can Prevent Colds and Flu

Forget vitamin C and echinacea. Meditation can prevent colds and flu, according to new research.
Millions of us pop vitamins or herbal remedies as ‘insurance policy’ to stave off colds and flu.
But new research suggests that meditation could be very effective at preventing the winter ailments.
Adults who meditated or did moderately intense exercise for eight weeks suffered fewer colds than those who did nothing, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more


betlamed said...

I remain VERY skeptical of claims like that. I don't believe in popping artificial vitamins either - I prefer to just eat more fruit and vegetables - and I'm all for meditating. But I would never rely on purely mental exercises for physical health.

Jennifer Lawless said...

I don't think anyone relies purely on mental exercises for their physical health, but most people don't include them at all.