5 Incredible Health Benefits of Meditation

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Meditation is an ancient technique, but people in the modern world are just catching on to its hidden powers. While it might seem like hippy nonsense, you will benefit a lot from setting aside 20-30 minutes per day to meditate. Keep reading to read about five amazing health benefits that are linked to meditation.

It's strange to think that doing nothing could actually make you smarter, but that's exactly what meditation does. The brains of people who meditate regularly tend to have increased cortical thickness, more grey matter, and are generally larger in size. The biggest changes are seen in the areas that control attention, memory, thought, and emotion.