Studies Show Meditation and Exercise Keep You Physically HealthyMeditation Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Reuters recently published an article about meditation and exercise reducing the days of sick leave employees may be forced to take.
Dr. Bruce Barrett of the University of Wisconsin-Madison led research to confirm what earlier studies have suggested: That people who exercise moderately often and those who have less stress are not as prone to getting respiratory illnesses such as colds and flues.
The study’s focus was meant to discover how employees could stay in their work stations more without taking as much time off for temporary sick leave during cold and flu seasons. Fortunately, flu shots were not considered.
Though colds and flus are minor, and days of sick leave may not amount to much among a handful of people in one small company, Dr. Barrett is convinced that it amounts to billions of dollars of cost to society with both treatments and lost production.
He pointed out that there is no medicine or supplement that prevents or cures colds, and vaccines may prevent flus in half of a healthy group. Guess the good doctor knows very little about vitamin C or D3 or numerous herbal supplements. It also seems like he would rather not flirt with the flu vaccine’s adverse reaction toll.
Nevertheless, study they did. Some consider the study too short and the subjects too few, while others consider it a confirmation of what’s been suggested from other studies.