Meditation is the Best Way to Banish Loneliness
When entering their retirement age, many elderly people often feel lonely. Moreover, their children have lived apart since they are already married and have their own children. Quite often a sense of loneliness sweeps at any time. And adults who suffer from loneliness actually has much greater risk of experiencing health problems, such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and premature death.
To encourage the elderly to be involved in social networks such as creating community centers, probably it will be a difficult thing, because they have had limited effectiveness.
According to the Daily Mail, scientists have now found a new way for seniors to overcome their social disease, including loneliness.
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University found that meditation techniques are most effective in reducing feelings of isolation. This meditation technique also proved capable of fighting diseases caused due to a sense of loneliness.
Meditation are known to be very beneficial for the human health. For example, you should know why yoga is good for health. It was also previously known that meditation can make brain performance always young.
Study leader J. David Creswell, said, “We always tell people to stop smoking for health reasons, but rarely we think that loneliness can also be harmful to health in the same way as smoking.”
“We know that loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems and death in older adults. Research suggests that mindfulness meditation training is a promising intervention to improve the health of the elderly,” he said.
Not only that, the research published in the ‘Brain, Behavior and Immunity journal,’ also said that meditation also has other benefits. The study also found that meditation lowers levels of inflammation, which is believed able to develop many diseases. It was also known that meditation helps accelerate healing.