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Meditation can be a life extender
by Allan J. Comeau, PhD

Daily Bulletin    Translate This Article
9 May 2005

On 9 May 2005 Daily Bulletin reported: 'When it comes to choosing a healthy lifestyle, taking the time to settle one's mind is likely as valuable as eating a wholesome diet and getting enough exercise.' Writer Allan Comeau offered readers this advice after reading about the most recent study on the Transcendental Meditation Programme, which found that practitioners of the technique reduced death rates by 23 per cent. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of health.

The study, published in the 2 May issue of the American Journal of Cardiology, involved researchers from Harvard, the University of Iowa, the Medical College of Georgia, and the Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University of Management.

The writer noted that previous research studies had already associated TM with reductions in blood pressure, an indicator directly related to hypertension. He cited earlier studies that showed that 'three months of the TM practice resulted in significant decreases in blood pressure in the older white and African-American subjects'.

Comeau, in suggesting further research on the TM technique felt that targeting younger subjects could help solidify the study's finding. He concluded by saying, 'To spend time each day quieting one's mind and stilling one's fears and anxieties has to be a good thing.'

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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