Financial Education Benefits Center: Just 10 Minutes of Meditation Improves Focus and Concentration

Woman Meditating in Home Office

​​​How many minutes of meditation do we need to improve our cognitive abilities? People may not need to climb to a mountain cave or live in a monastery and dedicate their life to emptying their mind. Research has shown that 10 minutes of meditation improves an individual’s ability to concentrate. The study showed improvement even if meditators were beginners. For many, the stresses of work and life (particularly those related to finances) create a state of perpetual anxiety. Major financial challenges like overwhelming debt can diminish resources and increase hopelessness. Financial Education Benefits Center (FEBC), a member benefits company specializing in health and financial wellness, offers a variety of benefits that can help members focus on improving their physical and mental health.

“It’s interesting to find out that you only need a few minutes of slowing down your body and mind to enhance brain function,” said Jennifer Martinez, manager at FEBC. “We encourage our clients to use our benefits to find ways to take better care of themselves.”

The subjects of the study were blindfolded and listened to a recording that focused on mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, including breathing awareness exercises. This group was then given cognitive tests and performed significantly higher than a control group that spent 10 minutes listening to a recording unrelated to meditation. They asked participants to take a personality quiz and found that participants suffering from neuroticism (a personality trait defined by high levels of negative feelings that result in moodiness and isolation) did not see the same increases in focus and concentration. The study concluded that more research was needed to see if increased meditation caused increased levels of focus and increased overall health and wellness.  

It's interesting to find out that you only need a few minutes of slowing down your body and mind to enhance brain function.

Jennifer Martinez, Manager at FEBC

FEBC has a variety of benefits available to its members — at all plan levels — to provide health and wellness resources. Members can speak with health professionals about physical symptoms through a few different telehealth benefits. The telehealth benefits might assist FEBC members in finding help for mental health concerns. A pharmacy discount can also be used at participating locations to obtain prescribed medicine. FEBC members also have access to numerous other wellness benefits that could be helpful. It’s important to note that FEBC benefits are not insurance and are not intended to replace insurance.

“We want our clients to feel focused, healthier, more alive, and to know that there are many resources available to help them,” Martinez said. “You can call an FEBC representative to see if any of our numerous benefits can help.”

About Financial Education Benefits Center

Financial Education Benefits Center is located in San Ramon, California. The membership company has already helped thousands save money and obtain the necessary education required to live a financially healthy life.

Financial Education Benefits Center has partnered with several name brand third-party companies to expand the financial and educational products and services available to its members and to provide a variety of wellness services as well.

Financial Education Benefits Center Newsroom

Contact

To learn more about Financial Education Benefits Center, please contact:

Financial Education Benefits Center
2010 Crow Canyon Place Ste. 100
​San Ramon, CA 94583
1-800-953-1388
​info@febcp.com

Source: Financial Education Benefits Center

Additional Links

Additional Images