Meditate Helps Your Heart Problems

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The benefits of meditation may go beyond relaxing the mind. Putting your mind at ease with daily meditation may make your heart healthier, too.

Research suggests that meditation may improve the ability of the blood vessels to relax and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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It was found that four months of meditation significantly improved the ability of the blood vessel lining, known as the endothelium, to expand and contract in a group of black adolescents with high blood pressure.

“Our blood vessels are not rigid pipes,” says researcher Vernon Barnes, MD, a physiologist at the Medical College of Georgia, in a news release. “They need to dilate and constrict, according to the needs of the body.