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Study Finds Meditation Better than Exercise in Prevention of Acute Respiratory Illness

New research suggests that regular exercise or meditation may be among the best ways to reduce acute respiratory infections. A small study of 149 active and sedentary adults aged 50 years and older compared the preventive effects of moderate exercise and mindful meditation on the severity of respiratory infections, such as cold and flu, during a full winter season in Wisconsin.

The researchers found that those participants who started a daily exercise routine had fewer bouts of respiratory infections and missed fewer days of work. The investigators also found that those doing mindfulness meditation, which focuses on paying attention to your body and emotions, were more protected against illness.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/exercise-meditation-beat-back-cold-flu-study-finds-130407338.html

 

 

 

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