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This one's so simple yet so effective. An analysis of 39 studies on mindfulness-based therapy found that meditation can treat anxiety, mood disorders and depression. Better yet, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that meditation can lower stress levels in less than one week. Try starting with these five one-minute meditations, and for even more motivation to practice, here are six additional ways meditation benefits your body and brain. — Emma Haak