A mindful solution recommended by your doctor
When it comes to managing your health, mindfulness is an important tool. Meditating regularly changes how the brain functions and trains your brain to stay mindful — which helps to keep your body working the way it should. Your doctor recommends using Headspace to get started.
Redeem your free three-month subscription to Headspace Plus and find out how meditation and mindfulness can help you improve your overall health. You won’t be asked to share any credit card information.
How to use Headspace
10 minutes: Just a few minutes per day can make a big difference to your health.
Be consistent: Just one session can make a difference — but continue practicing for best results.
Meditating with Headspace reduces stress in as little as 10 days — which can also help reduce physical symptoms that come with it.
Research on mindfulness shows that it leads to better quality of sleep, which helps to boost your immune system, encourage better eating habits, and improve mental clarity and memory.
Doctors recommend meditation and mindfulness as tools for when you’re experiencing anxious thoughts, and as one part of an overall management program for anxiety and depression.
When you practice meditation and mindfulness, you’re training your mind to be stronger — literally. It’s similar to lifting weights to gain muscle: the more you meditate, the more resilient your brain becomes.
As a result, your mind will be able to handle different situations without negatively impacts like stress and anxiety. And the effects are permanent, so you’ll enjoy the benefits for life.
Meditation is a way to train your mind to stay focused on what’s happening right now, instead of worrying about things that might happen or did happen. Usually, you meditate sitting in a comfortable position with your eyes closed or open — whichever you prefer.
Mindfulness is about applying meditation practices to your everyday life. Whether you’re eating, exercising, or just going about your day, being mindful helps you stay in the present moment. In turn, a healthier mind — free from worry about the past or future — results in a healthier body.
Headspace offers meditation, sleep, and movement exercises to help you bring mindfulness into every part of your life. Get started with some sample meditations.
Body Scan Meditation - 3 minutes
“Headspace has been a blessing to my mom. Many nights she wakes up in terrible pain that is only relieved with strong narcotic medication. My mom has always had problems with anxiety and she tells me that she doesn’t know how to relax. A few weeks ago I had her listen to the sleep meditation on pain at night. Every time she listens to it, she is asleep in about 5 minutes and I don’t have to give her any narcotic medication.”