Meditating Before Running May Be More Beneficial For Mental Health Than Practicing Either Activity Alone

The New York Times (3/16, Reynolds) “Well” blog reports, “Meditating before running could change the brain in ways that are more beneficial for mental health than practicing either of those activities alone,” a small study published online Feb. 2 in Translational Psychiatry suggests. After recruiting “52 men and women, 22 of whom had been given diagnoses of depression,” and having them complete meditation “sessions twice a week for eight weeks,” researchers found that the “22 volunteers with depression now had a 40 percent reduction in” depressive symptoms.

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— “Meditation Plus Running as a Treatment for Depression,” Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, March 16, 2016.

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