I am really enjoying the “Is It Healthful?” blog.
A recent study has found mindfulness based cognitive therapy to be as effective as anti-depressant medication. That’s right, as effective! You can check out a simple summary of the article here: Mindfulness ‘as good as medication’ for chronic depression › News in Science (ABC Science).
The finding becomes even more important, if we consider another recent article, which has found depression to be linked with an increased risk of stroke and comes on the back of data suggesting a link between depression and other chronic diseases.
While this isn’t one of Is It Healthful’s? typical reviews, this data indicates the importance of psychological wellbeing for optimal physical health. It really indicates why exercising our mind utilising techniques such as mindfulness is as important as exercising our body. Get meditating!
I hope this has been healthful.