The benefits of mindfulness practice seem to never end. The physiological evidence is always particularly interesting.
A number of studies have shown that mindfulness can help lower blood-sugar levels.
In a study done in 2015, researchers discovered women who were overweight and obese had lower fasting blood glucose levels after attending a course in mindfulness.
As you might expect if you know a bit about mindfulness, the practice also reduced anxiety. The two things may actually be related. Researchers have recognized a link between stress and blood glucose levels for some time now.
The 2015 study was led by Nazia Raja-Khan, from the Penn State College of Medicine. She explained that a course in mindfulness “significantly reduces fasting glucose and improves quality of life without changing body weight or insulin resistance.”