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  • Looking after your mind is just as important as looking after your body
  • Looking after your mind is just as important as looking after your body
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Headspace: mindfulness on-the-go

Healthy eating and regular exercise is the well-trodden route to a healthy body. But what about a healthy mind? Headspace claims that using its meditation app just ten minutes a day can reduce symptoms of anxiety, boost quality of sleep and lower blood pressure.

Location Northern Europe / North America

Scope
Imagine there’s an app that could significantly improve your well-being just by using it for ten minutes a day. Not only can this app reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, but also improve perception of job control, boost quality of sleep and lower blood pressure. [1] While it may sound too good to be true, these are the scientifically proven benefits of Headspace, which is bringing the phenomenon of mindfulness to everyone.

Mindfulness is about taking greater care of your mind. “You can't just assume your mind is going to be 'tip top' all the ...

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