Can mindfulness reduce your risk of developing heart disease?
We all know our mind body connection is significant: when our minds are healthy, our bodies function optimally. It is no surprise, then, that researchers found women who practice Tai Chi can significantly reduce fatigue and inflammation, lowering their risk of developing heart disease.
Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, promotes spirituality, mindfulness and self-compassion. Researchers, whose study was published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, say their findings indicate an integrative approach to health is in order. Emotional health is an important component of overall health and Tai Chi's focus on mindfulness and self love can reduce inflammation levels in the body.
Not up for Tai Chi? Look into meditation, breathing techniques or Yoga to gain similar health benefits. Your healthy activity is out there, you just need to find it.