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Meditate

Make time to quiet your mind and body because it may promote internal healing.

In a small study, black Americans with heart disease who practiced Transcendental Meditation twice daily were 48% less likely to have a stroke, heart attack or die than those who took a health education class. After five years of follow-up, people who mediated saw significant reductions in anger and blood pressure.

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