“Self-care is not selfish.”“You are worthy of good things.” “Breathe.” If you’ve seen notifications like the above on your smartphone, then you may be one of the increasing1 number of Americans who are using an app to practice mindfulness. If you think the above notifications sound silly, or the notion of “mindfulness” sounds frivolous, think again. Research suggests that mindfulness (i.e., living in the now or paying attention to what’s happening in the moment) may do more than make you sound “on trend” — it may improve your physical health.
Here are five science-backed ways meditation is good for your health2:
Given the growing field of research, it’s no surprise that “meditation” was listed as the hottest app trend in 2018.1
If you go to the App Store or Google Play and type in “mindful” or “meditation,” you’ll be overloaded with results. Where do you start?
In case your best efforts to keep yourself healthy fail, FSH doctors are always here. Namaste.
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1 https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-was-the-hottest-app-trend-of-the-year-2018-12-072 https://www.mindful.org/five-ways-mindfulness-meditation-is-good-for-your-health/3 https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-meditation-apps/4 https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/top-meditation-iphone-android-apps#the-mindfulness-app