Tuesday’s chat was hosted by Dr. Richard Besser, the chief health and medical correspondent for ABC News. He took questions on the health benefits of yoga and meditation, current research, and how a meditative practice could help with stress associated with the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
Highlights from the ABC News blog included comments from top research centers and hospitals, including the University of Wisconsin, and key people in the mindfulness community, such as Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), author of A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit.
Below are a few tweets we highlighted from the conversation.
— Lori Rosenthal, RD (@LoRoRD) May 21, 2013
— CIHM at UW (@Wisc_CIHM) May 21, 2013
T6: Ive found during my years in Congress mindfulness meditation can help provide a quiet moment and decrease stress and anxiety #abcDRBchat
— Rep. Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) May 21, 2013
— NIH NCCAM (@NCCAM) May 21, 2013
Click here to read the full transcript of Tuesday’s chat.