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At Home Meditations

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Everyone agrees that stress is an epidemic, but what is less well-known is the impact that chronic stress can have on our weight. Medical experts agree that learning how to manage stress is a key tool for successfully reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. There are several different stress management techniques that have been shown to be effective— physical activity, meditation and breathing exercises are all good options.

Researchers from John Hopkins University have found that general mindfulness meditation programs help improve symptoms of anxiety, depression and pain related to stress. Many studies have consistently show that meditation can result in less anxiety, lower blood pressure, as well as better sleep and an improved immune system.

You don’t need to have any prior experience to start meditating and you don’t have to buy any equipment or commit to anything beyond taking a few minutes a day to start developing real skills that can improve your life.

We have three different audio meditations that you can download and follow along with to get started:

Body scan meditation

Loving-kindness meditation

Start with whichever one you’re most interested in and dedicate the time to doing it every day for the upcoming week—your physical, emotional and mental well-being is worth it.

Diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to help many people reach a healthier weight. Medical treatments are needed to address the biological changes happening in our bodies that can drive weight regain. To find a physician near you who specializes in weight management, click here.