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Meditation reduces cognitive decline

Washington, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Meditating to avoid stress is something very positive, but it also reduces cognitive decline as brain ages, a scientific study revealed.

According to the Alzheimer’s Prevention and Research Foundation, this mental exercise lowers the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

‘A 12-minute singing meditation involving four sounds, breathing, and repetitive finger movements increases blood flow to brain areas involved in cognition and emotional regulation,’ the study said.

The specialists found that meditating increases the volume of gray matter and can delay brain aging.

‘In both healthy people and those with cognitive impairment, studies on meditation found that its continued practice improves cognition, slows memory loss and optimizes mood,’ the research added.

The new scientific study – cited by the Trend 21 site – once again shows that this exercise has significant potential for reducing the stress-caused lengthy negative biochemical effects.