While many of us use anti-ageing creams or try the latest youthboosting ‘cleaneating’ fad to stay young, you may be surprised to hear that meditation can add to your lifespan.
That’s because it can help DNA heal itself by repairing cells called telomeres, which act as protective ‘caps’ at the ends of chromosomes. Shortened telomeres are linked to cellular ageing and chronic diseases, but studies show that there may be a way to lengthen telomeres – and, in theory, lengthen one’s life. Researchers at the University of California, davis, found that after an intensive three-week meditation retreat, the length of telomeres increased in retreat participants, compared to those of a control group. want to up your meditation game, and potentially add years to your life? Read on...
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