New research suggests that mediation can reduce heart attack, stroke and death in heart patients, as well as lower blood pressure, stress and anger. But the benefits of mediation aren’t limited to heart patients! Mediation can help lower stress, heart rate and blood pressure no matter what your background. It’s also been shown to help us empathize with others—which can make us kinder, more caring people. So what are you waiting for? Start with 15 minutes of quiet time, today!

THIS STUDY, EXPLAINED: Meditation Can Make You Kinder