It is well documented that there is an exceptional value in daily meditation for older adults, providing them with a vast variety of emotional, physical, and mental health benefits. They can improve their sleep, experience less stress, enjoy enhanced calmness, and have better focus. Why is this? A person’s brain memory centers are stimulated by meditation. In fact, meditation has been linked with enhanced long-term and short-term memory, according to US News.
The following are 10 ways in which your loved ones’ quality of life can be enhanced through merely 20 minutes of meditation per day.
Reduced Healthcare Costs
Older individuals are less likely to be hospitalized if they engage in regular meditation, according to a recent medical study. Over a specific period, two groups were studied. One did not meditate, the other did. Compared to the group who did not meditate, those who did spent 70% less on physician treatments.
Lower Blood Pressure
Compared to the population in general, a greater rate of high blood pressure is common in older Americans. By inhibiting stress hormone effects, blood pressure may be lowered through meditation.
During meditation, the brain’s memory centers are stimulated. To help improve both long-term and short-term memory, adults should seriously consider daily meditation.
Older adults can gain perspective and organize their thoughts through meditation.
Inflammation is caused, in part, by stress. A variety of debilitating conditions can be the result including psoriasis, heart disease, asthma, and arthritis. By lowering the stress response, some of these conditions may be prevented as a result of meditative relaxation.
Compared to those who don’t meditate, seniors who regularly do can experience a reduced loneliness rate. Among the elderly, one critical problem remains the negative effects of isolation. Meditation helps older individuals feel connected and vital.
A More Focused Mind
A heightened capacity to function and increased alertness are provided by meditation. People who meditate enjoy improved cognitive skills, focus, and creativity.
Slow the Progression of Alzheimer’s
To slow the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, meditation and breathing exercises may combine for positive results, according to a recent study. It may help to protect retirees against damaging anxiety and stress-related effects.
One vital part of meditation is deep breathing which boosts blood oxygen levels and helps improve circulation.
Loneliness and depression frequently experienced by older adults can be reduced by meditation. Positive emotions are amplified.
Enjoy Meditation and Other Mind-Healthy Exercises at Spring Mill
Courtesy of Spring Mills’ Dimensions Health and Fitness Program, your loved one can achieve a healthier mind, body, and spirit. We believe that the key to healthy life and happiness is holistic wellness. Our wellness programs encourage residents to get involved in activities that encompass psychological, emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health. From spiritual gatherings, exercise sessions to harnessing your loved one’s body, spirit, and mind, there is always something interesting happening.
With so many opportunities for socialization at Spring Mill, your loved one will be happier and more fulfilled. Studies have shown that socialization goes a long way toward keeping people healthy, happy, and more active.