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With the easy-to-use UCLA Mindfulness app, you can practice mindful meditation anywhere, anytime, with guidance from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

Scientific research shows mindfulness can help manage stress-related physical conditions, reduce anxiety and depression, cultivate positive emotions and help improve overall physical health and well-being.

Mindfulness is the practice of [...]

By UCLA50Plus • December 11, 2019

Humans have a natural ability to live in the present. As children, we are curious and notice even small details (like the color of a bug or a pattern in the clouds). With aging, people tend to focus less on the present moment. Instead, they process things that happened in the past or anticipate [...]

By uclahealth • July 11, 2019

A new study suggests moderate exercise is not just good for your body but improves mental health as well. Researchers concluded this after analyzing the responses of 1.2 million adults who participated in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey.

Physical activity improves mental [...]

By uclahealth • October 17, 2018
How often in your week do you find yourself unaware of what you did just moments before? Do you sometimes forget stretches of driving only to find yourself at your destination without remembering the specifics of how you got there? The human mind excels at automating functions so [...]
By uclahealth • January 12, 2018
Tina Turner does it.  So does Katy Perry, Sting, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and a host of other celebrities. When not strutting the concert stage or cat walk, they’re grooving to meditation’s benefits. While celebrity isn’t a reason to try meditation, it did make me a [...]
By Roxanne Moster • December 20, 2016
After the easygoing days of summer, autumn’s arrival can feel like an abrupt return to reality, ramping up stress. But getting back into the school-year groove and facing the upcoming holiday season don’t have to wreak havoc on your nerves. Here are seven tips to help you start the [...]
By uclahealth • September 13, 2016
Most of the time, our thoughts are focused on the past and the future rather than on the present. And while technology may seem to make life easier, it also increases the demands on our time and attention. As a result, we are more stressed than ever before. [...]
By uclahealth • August 9, 2016
  Pay attention to your stomach. A healthy stomach will make for a better brain. That’s because inside your gut -- indeed, in and on your entire body -- is what scientists call our microbiome—composed of fungus, bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. It’s estimated [...]
By Mark Wheeler • June 29, 2016
Mindfulness is everywhere these days, backed by science and shown to be helpful in lowering your blood pressure and beating back depression, decreasing your anxiety and increasing attention and focus, even fostering what scientists describe politely as less “emotional reactivity” and the rest of us would call fighting with [...]
By Mark Wheeler • June 7, 2016