Is Now The Time To Make A Resolution? Maybe Not.
January 7, 2016
Researchers have recently found that practicing mindfulness can actually make for a happier 2016 and now gaining more attention at the start of a new year. This last year saw mindfulness take charge even making the cover of Time Magazine.
With each passing day there are more and more areas to be distracted or another source trying to engage you. In a world moving faster and using on-demand services sometimes it helps to take a few minutes to focus on nothing more or less than the now. Many are adopting practices by leader Jon Kabat-Zinn and considering utilizing technology solutions to lead them.
As Mark Twain once said, “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” When all is said and done the only thing that matters is the here and now.
How much does mindfulness really help? Dr. Fadel Zeidan from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center recently completed a study that was published in the Journal of Neuroscience showing mindfulness practice reduced pain intensity by 27% and emotional pain by 44%.
“There was something more going on with the mindfulness meditation group,” Dr. Zeidan told Time. This adds to the robust evidence base of utilizing mindfulness strategies to improve health and overall wellbeing. Similarly, Prevail Health has undergone rigorous clinical trials and independent review by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality giving its technology the highest evidence rating of ‘strong’.
Happy New Year! 2016 has the feeling that it will be a special year and we are wishing you the very best from the team at Prevail.
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