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The Meditation Cure-All
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The Meditation Cure-All

Meditating for just 10 minutes a day in a quiet space has an outsize impact on our health. Along with simmering stress, curbing inflammation, and supporting sleep, meditation and other mindfulness-based practices offer other key health perks. One 2016 study showed that regular meditation significantly reduced lower back pain among longtime sufferers. Another trial found that meditating three times a week, along with regular cardio workouts, was effective at battling depression. The best part? Unlike pain pills or antidepressant meds, meditation has zero side effects.

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