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Health Benefits of Walking After Meals

Ms. Swati Kapoor, Dietitian/Nutritionist
Researchers have found that going for a short walk of 10-15 minutes post meals not only benefits the digestion process but also helps in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Walking post meals have been found to increase the rate at which food particles move through the stomach. In most cultures post meal drinks like tea, a coffee or light liqueur is served to promote digestion. Recent studies published on post meal drinks have found no effect of such beverages on the digestion process.Blood sugar typically rises and then falls after eating, but large spikes and variations can raise cardiovascular risk and potentially signal diabetes. 15 minutes of walking post dinner can help lower after meal blood sugar levels especially in people with type 2 diabetes. Read to know 9 wonder foods for diabetes.Overweight adults with a sedentary lifestyle can manage their blood sugar levels and weight by some extent, just by walking post meals instead of watching television or lying on the couch.Best way to do is give a gap of about 20 minutes to half an hour before going for a walk. 10-15 minutes of light walking is ideal post major meals. Avoid walking immediately post meals as it may result in acid reflux or indigestion.Walking post dinner also helps as a sleep inducer and makes you sleep faster and deeper.Fun ways to make walking a habitMake an office walking group: It can be a group of 2 or 5 of your work place companions or family members, if at home.Add little incentives that will help form the habit.If weather does not permit or you cannot find an outside suitable location, choose stairwell, mall or an indoor track to walk.Small practices followed on daily basis can bring remarkable, positive changes to your overall health. Remember to walk post your meals.

Health Benefits of Basil

Ms. Ashu Gupta, Dietitian/Nutritionist
The king of herbs basil herb is one of the ancient and popular herbal plants brimming with notable health-benefiting phytonutrients. This highly prized plant is revered as "holy herb" in many cultures all around the world.It is a traditional remedy that has been used in various cultures for hundreds of years for many uses besides cooking. These are my top uses:Basil Pesto– This culinary use is one of Basil’s most popular uses and variations of this are used in cultures around the world. At our house, we add pesto to everything from eggs, to meats, to slices of fresh cucumber. Here’s my recipe.General Cooking– Dried basil can be easily added to practically any dish. Basil is used around the world in many different cuisines with good reason. It adds a depth and flavor that is not rivaled by other herbs. I make a homemade spice blend that includes basil and add it to practically anything.Calming the Stomach– The Italians may be on to something with adding Basil to everything. It is thought to have a calming effect on the stomach and 1/2 teaspoon of dried or fresh Basil Leaf in water can often help sooth indigestion and alleviate feelings of fullness.Coughing and Colds– I’ve heard several Amish in our area suggest using Basil leaf to help alleviate coughing and colds. They chew fresh leaves to calm coughing or make a calming tea of dried basil to help sooth illness.Facial Steam for Headache- A facial steam with dried basil leaf can help alleviate a headache. Add a tablespoon of dried basil leaf to 2 cups of boiling water in a large pot. Carefully lean over the pot, cover head with a towel and breathe in the steam for 5-10 minutes until headache starts to subside. Bonus, you get to smell like an Italian restaurant for the rest of the day!Stings and Bites- If you are working outside and get bitten or stung by an insect and don’t have any Plantain growing nearby, chewing up a basil leaf and applying to the bite will help relieve the pain and draw out the venom.Ear Infections- The essential oil is antibacterial, and drops of basil oil may relieve ear infections.Blood sugar- There is some evidence that Basil can help level out blood sugar if consumed regularly and drank as a juice or tea.Stress Reduction- One herbalist I know suggests adding 2 cups of strong Basil Leaf tea to a warm bath to help reduce stress and facilitate relaxation.

4 Health Benefits of Eggs

Ms. Ashu Gupta, Dietitian/Nutritionist
1. Eggs help to improve performanceEggs have a high satiety index, meaning they make you feel full for longer. One large egg supplies 6g of high quality protein and a large variety of essential nutrients, with the exception of vitamin C. This is why teaming up a fruit or orange juice with an egg and whole-wheat/low GI bread provides the perfect breakfast to perform well in a challenging environment.2. Eggs can help to iron out problemsMany people with mild iron deficiency experience vague symptoms of tiredness, headaches and irritability. Iron is the carrier of oxygen in the blood and plays an important role in immunity, energy metabolism and many other functions in the body. The iron in egg yolk is in the form of heme iron, the most readily absorb-able and usable form of iron in food and more absorb-able than the form of iron in most supplements.3. Eggs improve nutrient adequacy of the dietThe nutrient density of eggs makes them a valuable contributor to a nutritious diet. A study among egg vs. non-egg consumers revealed that the diets of the non-egg consumers were more likely to fall short of vitamins A, E and B12. Eggs contributed 10-20% of folate and 20-30% of vitamins A, E and B12 among egg consumers. This study demonstrates the important role one food can play in ensuring nutrient adequacy.4. Eggs provide the best quality proteinProtein is one of the most important elements of our diet. Our bodies use protein to build new and repair old tissue. Eggs are champions at providing high quality protein. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Nine of these amino acids cannot be manufactured by the body and must be derived from the diet. A complete protein food contains enough of these nine essential amino acids to promote growth and maintain body tissue.Egg, milk and meat (including poultry and fish) proteins are all complete proteins, but egg protein is of the highest quality, with a rating of 100. Compared to eggs, milk is rated at 93 and fish and beef at 75. One egg has approximately the same protein content as 30g cooked meat, fish or poultry. And apart from being the most versatile and best source of protein in our diet, it is also the least expensive.

Lesser Known Health Benefits of Jasmine

Akshay Kumar, Ayurveda
Every person knows about the jasmine because of its popularity. Its flowers are white but somewhere jasmine creeper of yellow flower is found too. Its flowers, leaves and root are used in medicines. Oil and perfume are prepared from its flowers. How Jasmine can be used in managing different diseases-Mouth blisters: Chewing leaves of jasmine like betel leaf cures blisters and all the types of wounds of the mouth.Skin diseases: Jasmine oil is an unerring and magical medicine to cure the skin diseases. Poisoning wounds, burning sensation, scabies and itching and many types of diseases are cured soon by applying it.Impotency and early ejaculation: Boil equal quantity of jasmine leaves’ juice and sesame oil together until oil remains only. Rubbing this oil on the penis twice a day regularly is useful to end impotency and early ejaculation.Blood piles: Boil equal quantity of juice of jasmine leaves and sesame oil together until it remains oil only. Applying this oil on the anus daily 2-3 times a day is useful to cure blood piles.Headache: Apply jasmine oil on the forehead or coat paste of its flowers on the forehead. Using this process is useful to end headache.Fistula: Grind jasmine leaves, banyan’ leaves, tinospora, dry ginger and black salt with thick whey. Applying this mixture on the affected part cures fistula.Ringworm: Grind jasmine leaves and coat it on the ringworm or any skin diseases. It is useful to cure the skin diseases.Nodes: Apply fresh juice of jasmine leaves or tie powder of jasmine flower on the nodes; it ends nodes. 

10 Amazing Health Benefits of the Coconut!

Dr. Prashant Ruikar, Homeopath
The coconut plant is an extremely versatile plant. No part of it goes waste. The whole fruit is used from its succulent flesh to its water everything is utilized. Coconut is in fact filled with various nutrients. It has many health benefits. The coconut is now seen as a super-food. The reasons behind so many health benefits of coconut have been laid down here:Consuming any coconut product leads to a positive effect on weight management. It speeds up metabolism and provides instant energy. Unlike other energy sources, coconut has fewer calories than other fats. In fact, it is most likely to burn up than being stored in the body as fat.Coconut has good fats. It contains medium chain fatty acids. Long chain fatty acids are responsible for high cholesterol. But medium chain fatty acids are not. Instead, they help to lower the chances of atherosclerosis and other heart diseases. Also among the coconut's several different properties, it contains lauric acid. Lauric acid is found in human breast milk.Carbohydrates are of two types, digestible (soluble) and non-digestible (insoluble). Soluble carbohydrates do not leave the body and get stored as fats. Insoluble carbohydrates do the opposite. Coconuts contain insoluble carbohydrates. As the body cannot digest the fibre, it cannot retain any calories and does not affect blood sugar levels.Since coconuts contain insoluble fibres, they do not raise glucose levels. Coconuts, thus have low glycemic index.Sweet cravings are lessened and insulin secretion is improved. Blood sugar has better utilization. Coconut lowers any growth in blood sugar, thus reducing cravings.Coconut oil is beneficial to fight tooth decay. It fights the bacteria and the mouth bugs that give rise to dental caries.Brain disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and strokes can be prevented.It has no trans-fatIt is gluten free. Also, the flour made from dried, powdered coconut flesh can even be used in baking!It is hypoallergenic

20 Health Benefits of Kidney Beans

Ms. Swati Kapoor, Dietitian/Nutritionist
Kidney beans are almost as magical as the beans in the fairy-tale “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Even though its stalk does not grow as high as the clouds, the extraordinary health benefits it offers are nothing short of amazing.Kidney beans are reddish brown in colour with a mild taste when boiled, but easily absorb flavours from whatever seasonings they are cooked in. They have high quantities of folic acid, calcium carbohydrates, fibre and proteins amongst other essential nutrients, all of which are important in proper functioning of the body.The nutritional breakdown of 1 cup (177 g) of kidney beans is as follows:Kidney beans Calories: 225 kcalKidney beans NutritionName of NutrientsQuantityProtein15.35 gCarbohydrates40.36 gFat – Total0.88 gDietary fiber11.33 gTotal Sugars0.57 gVitamin B10.28 mgVitamin B20.10 mgVitamin B34.09 mgVitamin B60.21 mgCholine53.98 mgFolate230.10 mcgPantothenic Acid0.39 mgVitamin E0.05 mgVitamin K14.87 mcgCalcium61.95 mgCopper0.38 mgIron3.93 mgMagnesium74.34 mgManganese0.76 mgMolybdenum132.75 mcgPhosphorus244.26 mgPotassium716.85 mgSelenium1.95 mcgSodium1.77 mgZinc1.77 mgOmega-3 Fatty Acids0.30 gOmega-6 Fatty Acids0.19 gJust one look at that extensive nutrition table is sufficient to win any argument in favour of kidney beans. However, if you are still not convinced then here are a few:-Health benefits of kidney beans:1.Lowers cholesterol: The high content of complex carbohydrates and dietary fibre in kidney beans lowers cholesterol levels in the blood. The presence of soluble dietary fibre forms a gel like substance in the stomach, which surrounds the cholesterol and prevents its reabsorption into the body.2.Good for diabetics: Rajma is a healthy option for diabetics because of its low glycemic index, which keeps body’s sugar content balanced. It also reduces the risk of developing diabetes.Learn to know more about wonder foods for diabetes.3.Improves memory: Kidney beans are rich in Vitamin B1, which contributes greatly to healthy cognitive functions. Sufficient levels of Vitamin B1 help in synthesising acetylcholine (an important neurotransmitter), which ensures proper functioning of the brain and boosts concentration and memory. It is also beneficial in slowing the progress of Alzheimer’s and dementia.4.Boosts energy: Manganese in the kidney beans is very important in conducting metabolism, which is basically breaking down of nutrients to produce energy for the body.5.Anti-oxidative properties: Manganese in kidney beans also aids body’s antioxidant defences to make sure that the harmful free radicals in the body are properly and efficiently destroyed. Hence kidney beans fall under the category of antioxidant rich foods.6.Powerhouse of proteins: Kidney beans have high protein content. So much so that it can serve as a great substitute for meat for vegetarians. When consumed with rice or whole wheat pasta, it provides a boost of protein to the body without the added calories of meat or heavy dairy products.7.Natural detoxifier: A lot of foods these days are loaded with preservatives, which contain sulphites. High sulphite content is known to be toxic to the body. The molybdenum present in kidney beans helps in detoxifying the body off sulphites. It is also beneficial for people with sulphite allergies because the symptoms of the allergies rapidly decrease after regular consumption of kidney beans.8.Prevents hypertension: Kidney beans being a good source of potassium, magnesium, soluble fibre and protein help reduce hypertension. Together these elements help in maintaining normal blood pressure. The potassium and magnesium expand the arteries and vessels and ensure smooth blood flow.9.Helps in weight loss: The large amount of dietary fibre in kidney beans keeps one full for longer. Also, low fat content makes it a wholesome low calorie meal.10.Relieves constipation: The insoluble dietary fibres add bulk to your stool, which ensures a smooth bowel movement and helps in relieving constipation.Read more to know home remedies for constipation.11.Boosts immunity: The antioxidants in kidney bean strengthen the immune system by getting rid of the free radicals and protecting the cells of our body12.Has anti-ageing properties: Antioxidants in the kidney beans get rid of the free radicals and slow down ageing of cells. They also help in reducing wrinkles, healing acne and nourishing hair and nails.13.Cleanses stomach: When kidney beans are consumed in the right quantities they can also help with cleansing  the digestive tract, ensuring removal of toxins from the body and lowering the risk of colon cancer. 14.Improves heart health: High quantity of magnesium in kidney beans acts on the cholesterol and helps the body fight diseases associated with the heart like stroke, vascular diseases, coagulation of the arteries, heart attack, etc. and maintain a strong heart.15.Strengthens the bones: The manganese and calcium present in the kidney beans make the bones stronger and help in preventing osteoporosis. The folate in kidney beans helps in maintaining bone and joint health, which reduces the risk of bone diseases and fractures.16.Helps reduce migraine: The magnesium present in kidney beans helps in preventing the awful migraine headaches and also stabilises blood pressure.17.Helps in tissue repair: Vitamin B6 helps in tissue growth and repair of the skin and hair. It also helps in preventing any sort of degeneration of the eye. It even helps in stopping hair fall.18.Helps reduce cataracts: Vitamin B3 has been seen to reduce and in some cases cure cataracts. The high quantity of vitamin B3 in kidney beans will pretty much ensure the same.19.Helps relieve rheumatoid arthritis: The high copper content in kidney beans reduces inflammation in the body in the case of arthritis. Copper also ensures flexibility of the ligaments and joints.20.Helps relieve asthma: The magnesium present in kidney beans has a bronchodilatory effect and ensures smooth air passage in and out of the lungs. Studies have shown that low magnesium levels can lead to asthma.How to enjoyA few quick serving ideasCombine cooked kidney beans with white beans and black beans to make a healthy three bean salad.Mix them with tomatoes and onions, with a lemon and black pepper dressing for one of the healthiest option for breakfast.Blend cooked kidney beans with garlic and seasonings for delicious and healthy spread used for sandwich.Serve  cooked kidney beans over multigrain toast with lot of paneer with it.So, you see including kidney beans in your diet on a regular basis is going to serve as your permanent health insurance for a forever fit and healthy body. Just go ahead and enjoy your kidney beans the way you like it baked, boiled or mashed, all of them will stack your body up with these amazing health benefits and a happy face!

Health Benefits of Aerobics!

Dr. Yogesh Kumar, Ayurveda
Aerobic exercise (also known as cardio) is a physical exercise of low to high intensity that depends primarily on the aerobic energy-generating process . The exercise stimulates the heart rate and breathing rate to increase in a way that can be sustained for the exercise session. In contrast, anaerobic (“without oxygen”) exercise is an activity that causes you to be quickly out of breath, like sprinting or lifting a heavy weight. Examples of aerobic exercises include cardio machines, spinning, running, swimming, walking, hiking, aerobics classes, dancing, cross country skiing, and kickboxing. There are many other types. It can become anaerobic exercises if performed at a level of intensity that is too high. Aerobic exercise can help prevent or reduce the chance of developing some cancers, diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease.Imagine that you are working up a sweat, you are breathing hard, your heart is thumping, blood is coursing through your vessels to deliver oxygen to the muscles to keep you moving, and you sustain the activity for more than just a few minutes. That is an aerobic exercise, which is any activity that you can sustain for more than just a few minutes while your heart, lungs, and muscles work overtime.In this article, I’ll discuss the mechanisms of aerobic exercise: oxygen transport and consumption, the role of the heart and the muscles, the proven benefits of aerobic exercise, how much you need to do to reap the benefits, and more.The beginning of aerobic exercises. It begins with breathing. The average healthy adult inhales and exhales about 7 to 8 litres of air per minute. Once you fill your lungs, the oxygen in the air (air contains approximately 20% oxygen) is filtered through small branches of tubes (called bronchioles) until it reaches the alveoli. The alveoli are microscopic sacs where oxygen diffuses (enters) into the blood. From there, it’s a beeline direct to the heart.Reaching to the heart of it. The heart has four chambers that fill with blood and pump blood (two atria and two ventricles) and some very active coronary arteries. Because of all this action, the heart needs a fresh supply of oxygen, and as you just learned, the lungs provide it. Once the heart uses what it needs, it pumps the blood, the oxygen, and other nutrients out through the large left ventricle and through the circulatory system to all the organs, muscles, and tissues that need it.Plenty of pumping going on. Your heart beats approximately 60-80 times per minute at rest, 100,000 times a day, more than 30 million times per year, and about 2.5 billion times in a 70-year lifetime. Every beat of your heart sends a volume of blood (called stroke volume — more about that later), along with oxygen and many other life-sustaining nutrients, circulating through your body. The average healthy adult heart pumps about 5 litres of blood per minute.Consumption of oxygen and muscles. Oxygen being pumped by the blood is important. You may be familiar with the term “oxygen consumption.” In science, it’s labelled VO2 or volume of oxygen consumed. It’s the amount of oxygen the muscles extract, or consume from the blood, and it’s expressed as ml/kg/minute (millilitres per kilogram of body weight). Muscles are like engines that run on fuel (just like an automobile that runs on fuel); only our muscles use fat and carbohydrates instead of gasoline. Oxygen is a key player because, once inside the muscle, it’s used to burn fat and carbohydrate for fuel to keep our engines running. The more efficient our muscles are at consuming oxygen, the more fuel we can burn, the more fit we are, and the longer we can exercise.Health benefits of Aerobic exercise.1. DepressionMost of us who exercise regularly understand that exercise can elevate our mood. There have been a number of studies investigating the effects of exercise on depression. In one of the most recent studies, it was shown that three to five days per week for 12 weeks of biking or treadmill for approximately 30 minutes per workout reduced scores on a depression questionnaire by 47%. It’s not a substitute for therapy in a depression that causes someone to be unable to function (in which case medication and/or psychotherapy may be necessary.2. DiabetesNo study has been more conclusive about the role of lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) in preventing diabetes than the Diabetes Prevention Program according to Richard Weil. It was a study of more than 3,000 individuals at high risk for diabetes who lost 12-15 pounds and walked 150 minutes per week (five 30-minute walks per day) for three years. They reduced their risk of diabetes by 58%. That’s significant considering there are 1 million new cases of diabetes diagnosed each year. Aerobic exercise can also improve insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body doesn’t use insulin properly, and this condition can occur in individuals who do and do not have diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that helps the cells in the body convert glucose (sugar) to energy.3. Cardiovascular diseaseThe list of studies that show that aerobic exercise prevents or reduces the occurrence of cardiovascular disease is so long that it would take this entire article and probably five others just like it to review all of the research. One of the most important is one of the earliest. In a study of more than 13,000 men and women, it was shown that the least fit individuals had much higher rates of cardiovascular disease than fit individuals — in some cases, the risk was twice as high. Aerobic exercise works in many ways to prevent heart disease; two of the most important are by reducing blood pressure and allowing blood vessels to be more compliant (more compliant means that they become less stiff and it’s less likely for fat to accumulate and clog up the vessels).4. Obesity and weight controlAerobic exercise is believed by many scientists to be the single best predictor of weight maintenance. You can lose weight without exercise by reducing your caloric intake enough so that you burn more calories than you consume, but it takes a regular dose of exercise to keep your weight off. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that overweight and obese individuals progressively increase to a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week, but for long-term weight loss, overweight and obese adults should eventually progress to 200 to 300 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity.5. Cancer preventionColon cancer: Research is clear that physically active men and women have about a 30%-40% reduction in the risk of developing colon cancer compared with inactive individuals. It appears that 30-60 minutes per day of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity is needed to decrease the risk, and there is a dose-response relationship, which means that the risk declines the more active you are. Breast cancer: There is reasonably clear evidence that physically active women have a greater reduction in risk compared with inactive women.6. OsteoporosisOsteoporosis is a disease characterised by low bone density, which can lead to an increased risk of fracture. The good news is that exercise may increase bone density or at least slow the rate of decrease in both men and women. It may not work for everyone, and the precise amount and type of exercise necessary to accrue benefits are unknown, but there is evidence that it can help. In children, there is good news, too. It seems that active children have greater bone density than sedentary children.

10 Myths About Laser Treatments You Should Stop Believing!

Dr. Atul Taneja, Dermatologist
1. Myth: Lasers expose you to radiation.Truth: Lasers are safe since they use light and not harmful ionising radiation. In fact, normal sunlight contains more radiation that triggers cancer than most modern medical lasers. 2. Myth: Lasers are harmful to health.Truth: Laser light penetrates only 1-4 mm into the skin. That is why during laser hair removal procedures only superficial hair roots are destroyed since light cannot reach even till the deeper hair roots. And therefore, certainly, cannot reach or affect any deeper organ in the body.3. Myth: Lasers can cause burns.Truth: All modern lasers use the theory of selective photo-thermolysis formulated at the famous Harvard medical school. This basically means that laser light acts likes magic bullets and specifically searches and destroys only the intended target. Thus, for example, lasers using green light will be absorbed only by the red colour in blood vessels. Abnormal blood vessels in birth marks, in broken veins or even within the eyes in diabetics can thus be removed very safely. Just like with any other technology, side effects can happen but chances of burns are minimal with good machines in expert hands. 4. Myth: Laser hair reduction hurts.Truth: With proper use of scientific methods, during treatments, there is only a feeling of a bit of warmth or of a pin prick sensations. A very occasional patient, especially for sensitive areas like bikini or underarm areas, requires the use of topical anaesthetic cream before treatment.5. Myth: Lasers cause thinning of the skin.Truth: Lasers actually causes thickening of skin after treatments. Skin is living tissue and the controlled gentle heating in the dermis due to laser treatment induces new collagen and elastin formation, replacing the older damaged tissue. That is why lasers have a rejuvenating effect, reducing wrinkles and causing the skin to become plumper. Of course, your laser physician should have a thorough knowledge of laser physics to achieve the desired results. 6. Myth: Lasers are expensive.Truth: In the long run, it costs more to use razors, waxing, foams, etc. To keep your skin smoothing traditional hair removal methods. Moreover, these methods need to continue lifelong and are tedious and painful. In contrast, with just a few painless sessions over a few months, permanent hair reduction can be achieved with lasers.7. Myth: Lasers are unnecessaryTruth: There are many medical problems for which lasers are indispensable. There are no medications or creams which can permanently remove unwanted hair, remove scars, birthmarks, tattoos, varicose veins, port-wine stains. Laser technology is similarly indispensable for many other internal medical conditions.8. Myth: Lasers cause cancers.Truth: Lasers are actually used to remove skin and other cancers. Laser light does not contain wavelengths which trigger cancers.9. Myth: Stopping laser treatment can cause skin to deteriorate.Truth: Lasers actually cause skin rejuvenation. By aligning and tightening tissue they make the skin appear younger. Of course, the ageing process will continue each year. That is why even after a few sessions, some persons opt for long-term regular maintenance treatment to keep the skin youthful.10. Myth: All laser treatments are the same.Truth: No two lasers machines are exactly the same. Also, no two lasers experts are exactly the same. For optimal results, the laser machines have to be reliable. More importantly, your dermatologist should not only have in-depth knowledge of human skin but also needs to have special expertise and sound knowledge of lasers physics.

Benefits of Meditation

Dr. Yogesh Kumar, Ayurveda
Seeking calmness, peace of mind, joy, vibrant health, greater energy, positive relationships and fulfillment in life? Wish stress-free and worry-free life? Meditation, an ancient Indian methodology as part of YOGA.Meditation offers innumerable benefits for your body, mind and spirit. The rest you gain in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep.Procedure:Sit in any meditative posture, keeping your back straight and body relaxed. First focus on the toe then shifting the focus on the knees, after some time shift your focus on the genital area, next on to the heart area and at last the area between the eyebrows.Try to practice this technique in a peaceful area. Some people recommend soft music, but it can turn your focus to the music itself and here we are trying to dig deep in our soul, so music should be avoided.Good for: Concentration, Attention deficit Disorders, Stress, Anxiety, Hyper activity, Soul Searching. Helps in drug abuse, smoking, alcohol or any kind of addiction, self-improvement and temperament. The Benefits of Regular Meditation includes.Physical benefits of Meditation. Meditation prevents stress from getting into the system Meditation releases accumulated stress that is in the systemOn a physical level, meditation Lowers high blood pressure* Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks Decreases any tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems. Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior Improves the immune system Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energyMental Benefits of Meditation.Anxiety decreases Emotional stability improves Creativity increases Happiness increases Intuition develops Gain clarity and peace of mind Problems become smaller. Meditation sharpens the mind by gaining focus and expands through relaxation A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection