Sit Quietly

Want to keep your brain young? Sit quietly. New neuroscience research has found that meditation can improve the health of your brain. A study of people who consistently meditate and have for years found that they had more grey matter in certain areas of the brain. Basically, the brains of 50-year-olds looked like those of 25-year-olds. Even better news — the researchers looked at the brains of people who were new to meditation and saw grey matter growth in just 8 weeks. Try it today. Find a quiet spot at the office or at home and sit quietly for 5 minutes. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

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