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Limiting stress can be as important to good health as eating well
by Jennifer Motl
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6 June 2005
On 6 June 2005 The Free Lance-Star reported:
Jennifer Motl, a registered dietitian and a writer for the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star (US), urged readers to pay more attention to limiting stress, saying that it was almost as important to good health as 'eating right and staying active'. Motl referred to various studies on meditation, including the Transcendental Meditation Programme, showing the profound physical and mental changes triggered by reducing stress.
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Motl noted that the research on stress and health is compelling. She looked at research studies, including those from Duke University Medical Center, Stanford University, and Mumbai, India. She cited the study published in the Journal of Hypertension, which showed that the Transcendental Meditation Programme helped African-Americans reduce their blood pressure by 11 points, more than twice the change of any of the other modalities used in the study.
She ended the article by saying, 'It's sad that in fast-paced America some people think of relaxation as laziness. In fact, some downtime is key to managing stress and health.'
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