Meditation Lowers the Risk of Heart Disease

When you ask someone about their heart health, they will often discuss their diet and exercise routines as well as their family history of heart disease. But did you know that meditation can improve heart health too?

At the November COBE Connect lunch, Dr. Jo Robins presented findings from three different studies that examined how mindfulness, specifically Tai Chi and meditation, impacts physical and mental health. Her findings show that in many situations, Tai Chi and meditation improve mental and physical well being, including decreasing your risk of heart disease.

Hear more about her research in the video above and visit the COBE Contemplative Science research core website to learn more about mindfulness studies at VCU.