Meditate to Become Superhuman: Why You Need Meditation for Optimal Health
Meditation does not just help you stay calm, it can help you become Superhuman and obtain optimal health. Meditation might be one of the hardest habits to add to your lifestyle. How many of us can truly sit still and quiet our thoughts? Many of us constantly have to be distracted, either through music, conversation, podcasts, television, video games, etc. Few of us are not surrounded by noise most of the day.
You have to be highly motivated to meditate in order to make it a habit. Before we get into the benefits of meditation for optimal health and becoming superhuman, you need to understand that in order to experience the benefits of meditation, you only need to meditate for around ten minutes a day. That is not a lot required to reap enough benefits to help you become superhuman.
Also know that even if you struggle to calm your mind at first, it will get easier over time. You also have the option of starting with two minutes a day, and adding a minute after each week. Think about it: in a year, you will be close to meditating for an hour if you do this each day, but you can stop at ten, twenty, or thirty minutes if you want. The first phase when trying to become superhuman is to design a lifestyle that works for you.
Meditation Calms the Mind – Superhumans Do Not Overthink, They Become Focused
The noisiest place of all is possibly also your mind. My brain hardly ever shuts down, but I am aware that if I want the become the superhuman version of me, I need to learn to calm my mind, so that I can focus better.
If you feel overwhelmed or overthink often, it can increase the stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol has a variety of negative effects on your health, such as increased fat gain, hair loss, acne, accelerated ageing, inflammation, digestive distress, adrenal fatigue, etc.
Meditating often will help you train your mind, over time, to be more focused and to be calmer during stressful situations. This means that your cortisol levels will be elevated less frequently, you will feel calmer in general, and you will be able to focus more.
Meditation Increases Willpower and Mindfulness – The Way to Become Superhuman and Develop an Optimal Diet
If you do just ten minutes of a breathing exercise, where you breathe in deeply for five seconds and breathe out for five seconds, you can calm your nervous system and improve your willpower in the hours afterwards.
When you are in this calm state, you are less likely to give in to impulses, and you will be less tempted by triggers. You will not be operating from your monkey mind, but you will be able to make mindful decisions that will help you get closer towards optimal health.
If you struggle to lose weight, and often give in to food when under stress or anxious, meditating can help you with this greatly. Meditation is one of the best weight-loss tools, because it helps improve willpower, lowers the chances of stress eating, and increases mindfulness.
Meditating often trains you to be more mindful in the rest of your life. If you exercise mindfully, you will see better results, become more connected with your body, and listen to what your body needs better. Mindfulness will help you listen to your body in terms of what it responds to best nutritionally, and to what it needs.
Mindful eating is also a great thing to do for optimal health and weight loss. Eating too quickly can lead to overeating, as it takes time for your body to realise that you are full. Mindful eating will help you eat slower and possibly eat less.
Meditation Slows Down Ageing – A Perfect Tool for Optimal Health and Longevity
Meditating triggers the release of an enzyme, called telomerase, which lengthens your telomeres. Telomeres are the small cap at the end of your chromosomes that sacrifice themselves in order to protect your DNA, so when there is oxidative damage or free radical damage due to bad diet and pollution, or if you are stressed, your telomeres shorten.
This means that if you meditate regularly, you can actually slow down ageing and get closer to optimal health.
Meditation Can Improve Digestion – Optimal Health Starts in The Gut
If you are stressed, your body goes into the fight or flight response, and sends blood and energy to your muscles, so that you will be able to run or fight better. This means that blood is moved away from your digestive system, and your body cannot digest your food properly.
Meditating or simply doing breathing exercises before you eat can help calm your nervous system and keep you out of the fight or flight mode, so that you will be able to digest your food properly and absorb more nutrients from your diet.
You will experience a lot of these benefits and get closer to becoming the superhuman version of yourself if you start to make meditating a regular part of your routine. As said previously, you can start small, and only do it for a few minutes a day at first.
You can also experiment with different types of meditation, which will help you become the superhuman version of yourself, such as walking meditation, mindfulness meditation, guided meditations, mantra meditation, or other types of movement meditation. People report that they get into a meditative state while hitting golf balls, running, dancing, shooting targets, painting, colouring in, etc.
Find what works for you. That is essential if you are after optimal health and want to become superhuman.
Anybody can meditate, and we highly recommend that you start incorporating a meditation practice into your lifestyle if you want to become your optimal self.