“Meditation Plus Running as a Treatment for Depression”


“Meditating before running could change the brain in ways that are more beneficial for mental health than practicing either of those activities alone,” Gretchen Reynolds writes in the New York Times. A new study, understanding that depressed participants often presented changes related to focus and concentration in the prefrontal cortex and that exercise and meditation are both known to change this same area, engaged participants in focused meditation and aerobic exercise and found significant improvements.

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