Yourwellness Magazine Explains How Meditation Combats Stress

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With the Army giving mental health tests to each of its members to spot the signs of stress, Yourwellness Magazine outlined how stress can be relieved with meditation.

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Under a new scheme to spot signs of PTSD in veterans, every member of the Armed Forces will be given a mental health test, the Telegraph reported September 20th. The article, “Forces to be tested for combat stress,” explained that the questionnaire, which will also look for signs of alcoholism or depression, has been created out of concern that the strains of 12 years of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq have created a generation of veterans more prone to mental illness. The military’s new surgeon general, Air Marshal Paul Evans, commented, ‘We are trying to make certain that when you are released from service we are asking the right questions that might allude to symptoms of some mental health problems.’ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/10309827/Forces-to-be-tested-for-combat-stress.html)

This inspired Yourwellness Magazine to take a closer look at stress, and how it can be relieved through meditation. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘Stress is a really common factor in our lives today. It can lead to heart issues and depression if you don’t deal with it and it gets out of hand, but even in its minor start it’s not a pleasant thing. Some people genuinely do thrive on stress…That doesn’t mean that it’s any better for these people, it just means that they’re not going to complain about or notice the damage as much as other people may do.’ (http://www.yourwellness.com/2013/03/why-stress-is-bad-and-mediation-is-good/#sthash.C83vLtA1.dpuf)

Yourwellness Magazine noted that meditation is a great way to deal with stress, even though it seems like a relatively simple solution to a genuinely harmful issue. Yourwellness Magazine clarified that meditation involves taking some time to just focus the mind and centre the self, be it for five minutes, half an hour or even an hour. Yourwellness Magazine outlined that meditation can be done by sitting still and paying attention to sounds, feelings and smells, and letting the mind wander.

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