How meditation can help treat the stress of being single


2017-02-14 08:26

Research has shown married people have decreased levels of stress hormone. Meditation has been found to help lower stress and so single people could benefit from meditation.

It appears that an advantage to married life could potentially be better health due to less stress. However people who choose to be single can strive for a low stress healthy life by leading a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and meditating. Meditation offers a great way to help treat the stress of being single.

There are lower levels of stress hormone in married people

Carnegie Mellon University reports that there are lower levels of stress hormone in married people. This offers an explanation for why married people overall appear to be healthier than people who are single, divorced or widowed.

People who are not married are confronted with more psychological stress

It was discovered by researchers that there are lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in married people than in people who are not married. This finding supports the assumption that people who are not married are confronted with more psychological stress than people who are married.

There is an association between prolonged stress and high levels of cortisol

There is an association between prolonged stress and high levels of cortisol which can disturb the ability of the body to regulate inflammation, which nurtures the development and progression of many types of diseases. This physiological pathway may in many instances help to explain the associations between relationships and health and illness.

In the study saliva samples were taken from healthy adults for three days to test for cortisol. There were lower cortisol levels found in married participants than in those who were never married or those who were married previously. The daily cortisol rhythm was also studied. Generally cortisol levels peak early in the day and go down during the day. In married people there was a faster daily decline of cortisol levels which has been associated with less heart disease.

This study has been published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. Married people overall appear to be healthier than people who are not married. Variations in cortisol levels due to changes in stress seem to explain this.

Single people can strive for lower stress levels and inner peace with healthy lifestyles, good nutrition and meditation

This study does not seem to have considered stress levels and associated illnesses in people caught in bad marriages and the potential for lower stress levels in single people who commit themselves to a naturally healthy lifestyle. People who choose to be single can strive for lower stress levels and inner peace with good nutrition, avoidance of alcohol and drugs, regular exercise and meditation.

Meditation offers a good way to treat the stress of being single. Mayo Clinic reports with meditation you can wash away daily stress while also achieving inner peace. And meditation is easy to do and not expensive.

Meditation is an effective form of mind-body complementary medicine which produces a very deep state of relaxation and a mind which is tranquil. Your emotional well-being and your overall health can benefit greatly from meditation. Keeping this in mind single people should consider placing a special priority on leading a healthy lifestyle with regular meditation. Meditation after all really does appear to offer effective treatment for stress.

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