How Meditation Can Help Lower Stress, Blood Pressure, and Your Risk of Heart Disease

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If you’re not yet convinced of the health benefits of meditation, the American Heart Association has another reason to try it: It may help stave off heart disease.

Studies suggest the practice may reduce blood pressure, stress, and other cardiovascular risk factors.

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Couple with a healthy diet and exercise, and your ticker will be glad. Meditation takes practice and the benefits are cumulative, so try an app, such as Simple Habit, which offers five- to 30-minute guided meditations for specific stressors such as public speaking or a job interview.

You can also try this 10-minute meditation session for beginners.

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