J Behav Med https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-018-9932-9 Recovery from stress: an experimental examination of focused attention meditation in novices 1,2 2 Amy R. Borchardt Peggy M. Zoccola Received: September 19, 2017 / Accepted: April 26, 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Identifying strategies that aid in recovery from 1998; Newman et al., 1999). More recent cardiovascular stress may beneﬁt cardiovascular health. Ninety-nine research shows that people who take longer to recover from undergraduate meditation novices were randomly assigned a stressful event also are more likely to have poorer future to meditate, listen to an audio book, or sit quietly after a cardiovascular health (Chida & Steptoe, 2011; Stewart standardized stressor. During recovery, meditators’ heart et al., 2006; Brosschot et al., 2005; Treiber et al., 2001; rate variability and skin conductance levels returned to Borghi et al., 1986). Given the recovery period—the time baseline, whereas only heart rate variability returned to immediately following a stressful event—is linked to baseline for the audio book and control groups. Positive health outcomes and it is a better time to focus on stress- and negative affect were no different than baseline fol- reduction than during a stressor, it seems prudent to ﬁnd
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Published: May 30, 2018
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