Meditation or exercise for preventing acute respiratory infection: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Barrett2012MeditationOE,
  title={Meditation or exercise for preventing acute respiratory infection: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Bruce P. Barrett and Mary S Hayney and Daniel Muller and David P. Rakel and Ann R. Ward and Chidi N. Obasi and Roger L Brown and Zhengjun Zhang and Aleksandra E Zgierska and James E Gern and Rebecca West and Tola Ewers and Shari Barlow and Michele C Gassman and C. L. Coe},
  journal={Annals of family medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          337-46
        }
}
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate potential preventive effects of meditation or exercise on incidence, duration, and severity of acute respiratory infection (ARI) illness. METHODS Community-recruited adults aged 50 years and older were randomized to 1 of 3 study groups: 8-week training in mindfulness meditation, matched 8-week training in moderate-intensity sustained exercise, or observational control. The primary outcome was area-under-the-curve global illness severity during a… CONTINUE READING

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