Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 28 July 2016 Meditation isn’t just for grown-ups Meditation isn’t just for grown-ups. Because connections in the brain’s circuitry develop at their fastest rate during childhood, meditation may, in fact, be more effective in children than it is in adults. A number of studies have shown that primary school kids can benefit considerably from participating in comprehensive meditation and mindfulness-training programmes. They may experience significant improvements in executive functions like cognitive control and flexibility, memory, emotional stability, maths skills, attention and impulse control, along with lowered levels of social anxiety, stress and aggression. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Alcohol isn't just hurting your pocket - see what it's doing to your body News Smoking just got a lot pricier - here's the why and how of quitting Lifestyle The purrfect diet for your fat cat Medical When do kids need to go to the orthodontist? Lifestyle 6 solutions to common problems you have with your doctor Lifestyle Can crocodile poo and olive oil prevent pregnancy? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?