MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new study finds more than half of Americans expect Election Day to be the tensest day of their lives, with younger people experiencing the most stress.
Whether it’s the election or the ongoing pandemic, meditation apps are seeing a spike in usage as more Americans look for ways to cope.
Doctors say the health benefits of a little quiet time are enormous.
Meditation app Headspace said its downloads are up about 20% since mid-March.
The Calm app reports its daily downloads have doubled. Experts say meditation can introduce mindfulness.
Psychiatrist Dr. Seema Desai said it can help regulate emotions and counter the negative physiological effects of stress.
“It can have an effect on our immune system, our blood pressure, heart rate,” she said.
Meditation can look like many different things – from a more formal seated practice, to mindfulness that is incorporated into daily activities, like household…