The study took people trained for years, or at least practicing for years, and an equal number of people who have not habitually been taking time for said excersizes. Studies showed that on average, meditators grey matter had developed to be thicker in vital cognitive and sensory distinguishing areas. The difference was not huge, they said, but big enough to warrant veritable excitement.
Meditating showed to slow mental degradation as the body ages, and to greatly reduce stress. This, in turn lengthens the life of the meditator.
I use da big words so y'all will think I meditate more than I do. O_o
*goes to do yoga*