My one-minute health tip

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - HEALTH -

MED­I­TA­TION isn’t all weird chant­ing and try­ing to ‘empty your mind’. I re­cently went to a ses­sion aimed at sup­port­ing stressed health­care pro­fes­sion­als (of whom there are many) and found it re­ally help­ful. Med­i­tat­ing, even for as lit­tle as a minute a day, can im­prove fo­cus and per­for­mance, and ease stress. I of­ten rec­om­mend it to re­duce anx­i­ety and calm an over-busy mind. And re­search shows that, for re­cur­rent de­pres­sion, it’s at least as ef­fec­tive as med­i­ca­tion for pre­vent­ing re­lapse. Visit Ox­ford Mindfulness Cen­tre (ox­ford­mind­ful­ness.org) or down­load the Headspace app, which of­fers a free ten-minute taster ses­sion.

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