Quiet time is good for the brain

By | April 9, 2012 | Health & Wellness

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Quiet time is good for the brain | The Momiverse | Article by Dr. Daisy Sutherland

Do you find yourself spinning in circles? Perhaps you’ve walked into a room then found yourself wondering why you walked in that room in the first place. Well, you are not alone and now there is research to prove it! In a study performed at the University of California it was found our brain truly needs quiet time. It was determined that meditation or quiet time will boost your brain power.

The research found specifically that individuals who meditated or long-term meditators as they called them, had larger regions of the brain and contained more gray matter than those who did not meditate. These particular regions are ones that decrease with age. However, the individuals that were tested who meditated regularly did not have the ‘usual’ brain atrophy seen with increasing age and actually had stronger neuronal connections between brain regions.

With all that said, it is not only a recommendation from me for you to slow down. It is now essential for you to slow down throughout your day. It is not only one way to boost your immune system which helps to keep you healthy but now it will help to boost your brain power!

Mediation is not only a powerful mental exercise but it also has the potential to change the physical structure of the brain. So next time you find yourself going in 20 different directions, slow down – take a cleansing breathe and find a place to simply sit quietly. Not only will you feel more relaxed but your brain will get the necessary boost is needs.

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Dr. Daisy Sutherland

Dr. Daisy Sutherland is the Founder/CEO of Dr. Mommy Online. She is a doctor, author, mentor, speaker, wife & mom to 5 children. Dr. Mommy's mission is to Help Busy Women and Men with her 'Get Real' approach to living a happier and healthier lifestyle. She is also the author of Letting Go of Super Mom.

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