A look at how meditating could change your body inside and out, from boosting your willpower to your brain power, and more.
Meditation has been garnering attention in the public for decades for good reason. Studies have shown meditation to positively influence our body in many ways, from increasing concentration to lowering blood pressure. The science behind it has slowly begun accumulating, with studies identifying effects on the brain even with just a few hours of meditation. Whether you're looking to get a better night's sleep, improve your attention, or work on your willpower, try putting aside a few minutes a day to meditate!
Several studies have shown that meditation can help improve your ability to focus on a task at hand and fend off distractions. This is probably because most types of meditation have you practice focusing your attention and shifting your focus away from wandering thoughts that interrupt that attention. By setting time aside to practice that discipline, you strengthen the parts of your brain that help you hold your focus in real-world situations.