Nancy Judge | Newburyport Real Estate, Newbury Real Estate, Topsfield Real Estate


Over the years, science has been on the side of meditation. Faultfinders will tell you that it is just another New Age name for napping and spiritual hogwash, but that is not true at all. In actuality, science has proven you are better off when you meditate than your peers who choose not to. In recent times, a wealth of scientific research has been carried out to provide undisputed evidence that meditation indeed has healing properties. Take a look at the following health benefits of meditating below:

1. It slows down the aging process

Telomeres are tiny strings of DNA that shield the end of chromosomes. Naturally, these small strings tend to shorten over time as they perform their duty, and as they compress, aging takes place. In 2013, Harvard carried out research that measured the telomeres of 37 people. The result showed that the people who engaged themselves with meditation had longer telomeres than those who did not meditate. 

2. It relieves chronic pain

The journal of pain reported a study examining the use of meditation on 89 patients with constant neck pain. Some of these patients were put on a home-based exercise program while the others were set apart to a 90-minute weekly guided meditation practice. The guided meditation practice proved useful in decreasing the pain in contrast to those who used the home-based exercise program.

3. It treats Addiction

In another study, 248 people practiced qigong meditation on a short-term alcohol and drug addiction treatment program. After the study period, the participants confessed to having less anxiety, self-control, and reduced craving.

4. It reduces stress

Several studies have shown that people who practiced loving-kindness meditation more often feel less stressed and can better deal with stressful situations. Also, people who practice loving-kindness meditation feel very confident about themselves and have a lesser probability of getting depressed.

5. It improves fertility

Meditation reduces stress, and science proves that reducing stress can improve the chances of a woman getting pregnant. An Oxford Journal study reports that the stress level of women decreases on the month of conception. Furthermore, in the International Journal of fertility, scientific research proves that couples who practice meditation while trying to conceive are less stressed and more fertile than couples who do not. Regarding these studies, being calm and relaxed plays a significant role in fertility.

6. It keeps the heart in good shape

Meditation helps prevent cardiovascular disease and strengthen heart muscles. A variety of scientific studies shows that people who meditate have lesser chances of developing heart failure, stroke, and blood pressure.

Meditation is an inexpensive way to manage stress and stay healthy. Go on YouTube to find videos tutorials on various meditation techniques or visit your local gym to inquire about taking a class.


This Single-Family in Rowley, MA recently sold for $621,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Nancy Judge - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.


88 Hillside St, Rowley, MA 01969

Glen Mills

Single-Family

$619,900
Price
$621,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Curb appeal galore describes this lovely colonial nestled back up off the road. The setting is very private yet conveniently located mere minutes from major highways, the commuter train & Downtown Newburyport. The allure begins with the mahogany farmers porch with beadboard ceiling & continues throughout the property. The floor plan is open and flows nicely for entertaining with hardwood throughout. A huge eat-in kitchen w/loads of cabinets, a center island and atrium doors overlooks the large deck & landscaped back yard. Adjacent is the formal dining room sporting wainscoting and crown molding. Beamed cathedral ceilings, fireplace, French doors and recessed lighting enhance the Great Room. The bright formal living room has French doors. A half bath & laundry complete the first floor. Upstairs is the beautiful master suite w/coffered ceilings, w-in closet & full bath plus 3 additional bedrooms & a full guest bath. The lower level is finished w/a game room, mud room and workshop.

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209-B Ipswich Rd, Boxford, MA 01921

East Boxford

Single-Family

$1,495,000
Price

16
Rooms
7
Beds
6
Baths
Six very private acres surround this stunning estate & yet it's conveniently located mere minutes from I-95. Created for both indoor & outdoor entertaining, the property has a great open floor plan w/large rooms, high ceilings and scores of windows focused on showcasing the resort-like backyard. The marble entry way welcomes you into the great room which boasts a wall of glass doors all opening to the deck, pool, hot tub, fish pond & gazebo. Steps away, the newly renovated gourmet kitchen features a huge granite center isle, loads of custom cherry cabinets & top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. The spacious formal living & dining rooms complete this grand entertaining space. There's also an indoor lap pool, a steam/spa room, a huge game room & 6 full baths. The luxury master suite, 5 guest bedrooms & laundry are on the 2nd flr w/a lrg separate guest suite on the 3rd level. 2 new high efficiency furnaces, 50 yr architectural roof, whole house generator. MOTIVATED seller!
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Sunday
October 20 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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4 Leblanc Dr, Danvers, MA 01923

Single-Family

$799,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
This gorgeous colonial is sited on a lovely cul-de-sac w/a commuter's dream location. High ceilings, open concept layout, hardwood floors thru-out the 1st floor & incredible natural light set the stage for this picture-perfect home. Enter via the welcoming foyer & pass the formal LR which makes for a great home office. Then on to the huge updated kitchen w/custom cherry cabinets, granite counters & breakfast bar, beautiful stone back-splash & SS appliances. Living up to its name, the great room sports a gas fireplace and windows galore. Crown molding & chair rail accent the formal DR. Atrium doors to the Trex deck overlooking the private & professionally lighted and landscaped level back yard. The renovated half bath/laundry room completes the first floor. Upstairs you'll find the mstr ste w/jacuzzi bath & w-in clst, 3 additional bedrooms & full guest bth. The recently renovated basement is beautifully finished and includes a half bath. All this plus a/c, c/vac & irrigation!
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Sunday
October 20 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 4 Leblanc Dr, Danvers, MA 01923    Get Directions

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4 Leblanc Dr, Danvers, MA 01923

Single-Family

$799,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
This gorgeous colonial is sited on a lovely cul-de-sac w/a commuter's dream location. High ceilings, open concept layout, hardwood floors thru-out the 1st floor & incredible natural light set the stage for this picture-perfect home. Enter via the welcoming foyer & pass the formal LR which makes for a great home office. Then on to the huge updated kitchen w/custom cherry cabinets, granite counters & breakfast bar, beautiful stone back-splash & SS appliances. Living up to its name, the great room sports a gas fireplace and windows galore. Crown molding & chair rail accent the formal DR. Atrium doors to the Trex deck overlooking the private & professionally lighted and landscaped level back yard. The renovated half bath/laundry room completes the first floor. Upstairs you'll find the mstr ste w/jacuzzi bath & w-in clst, 3 additional bedrooms & full guest bth. The recently renovated basement is beautifully finished and includes a half bath. All this plus a/c, c/vac & irrigation!
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