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Mindful : June 2014
Research Roundup Your genes do not determine your destiny— especially if you meditate, according to a recent study by researchers from Spain, France, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A group of experienced meditators practiced mindfulness for a day; when they were put in a stressful situation after ward, the genes and hormones that flare up in response to stress remained quiet—signs of healthy resilience that can lead to a longer life. But the stress response spiked in non-meditators. The meditators didn’t have better genes, just the ability to regulate how these genes affect their bodies and health. If mindfulness programs seem too expensive or inconvenient, the solution might soon be at your virtual finger tips. People who completed an eight-week online mindfulness training repor ted feeling more accepting of themselves and significantly less stressed than people who didn’t take the training, according to a recent study. The results are comparable to those from in-person programs, offering preliminar y evidence that online mindfulness trainings can be as effective as real-world programs while delivered at a fraction of the cost. A sur vey of Australian college students suggests that cer tain mindfulness skills, like having a non- judgmental attitude toward one’s thoughts and emotions, are related to high self-esteem. One group completed a 15-minute mindfulness meditation while the other read a story. The meditators scored significantly higher in self-esteem than the readers. ● Compiled by Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley; Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Cookie Consciousness Trying to be conscious of what you put in your body? Before you diet, take a moment to breathe. Researchers in the Netherlands had 110 hungry participants either listen to an audiobook or perform a mindfulness exercise—specif- ically, the body scan. Then the researchers did something cruel: They served choco- late chip cookies to the par- ticipants. Both groups ate the cookies—but those who did the body scan ate fewer, even though they were hungry. For individual study citations, please visit mindful.org/researchroundup June 2014 mindful 19