Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Meditation Can Physically Change Your Cells, Sounds Like Magic to Me

 |  |  |  |  |  November 12, 2014


Meditation is a good thing. We all know that, and most of us derive some pretty cool mental benefits from it. Taoists also say that if you’re really good at meditating you can physically change your own body, and that it’s rather useful. Most non Taoists give those sorts of claims the “smile and nod” treatment, but now the weird little ancient Chinese religion has some back up from a new scientific study.

taoist_meditation

One group of cancer survivors went to a weekly, 90 minute meditation meeting, a second group discussed their feelings (and probably felt awkward) for 90 minuted per week, and a third just went to a since six hour stress reduction workshop. At the beginning of the three month experiment, scientists from the Tom Baker Cancer Center looked at their telomeres. Telomeres are strands of protein that waggle around on the ends of chromosomes for protection. As the chromosome duplicates, the telomeres degrade and get shorter, and when they’re gone, the chromosome starts to degrade; that’s bad.

After three months, the first group’s telomeres were the same length as they were at the beginning of the experiment, while the last groups were significantly shorter. Long story short, go meditate and just be mindful of yourself and the world around you; do it for the telomeres.

[via Wiley Online Library]



Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage (Trailer)

Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage (Trailer)

Insane Dance Moves

Insane Dance Moves

Can’t Get You Out of My Metal Head

Can’t Get You Out of My Metal Head

Will Ford’s Electric Pickup Be Called the F-150 Lightning?

Will Ford’s Electric Pickup Be Called the F-150 Lightning?

20 Years Down the Road: MINI’s Massive Milestone

20 Years Down the Road: MINI’s Massive Milestone

Ford Reveals 2022 Next Gen Mustang for NASCAR Cup Series

Ford Reveals 2022 Next Gen Mustang for NASCAR Cup Series

Advertisement