Thursday, April 24, 2008

The more you sit, the less you pay

The work of Dean Ornish and other researchers has prompted some insurance companies to reimburse for stress-management programs and some hospitals to create their own. In the same way, the growing evidence for the health benefits of meditation may lead to a reduction in insurance premiums for those who meditate regularly — and to the offering of meditation classes in every hospital and clinic. Maybe you’ll even get reimbursed for the occasional meditation retreat — after your co-pay, of course!

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