FeaturesThe Potential Health Benefits of MeditationAllen, Cynthia Ph.D., ACSM-CPTAuthor Information Cynthia Allen, Ph.D., ACSM-CPT, has been an assistant professor in the Exercise and Sport Science Department at Carthage College for the past 15 years where her research has focused on issues related to quality of life and improving teaching effectiveness. She is also a YogaFit certified teacher. Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest and does not have any financial disclosures. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: 11/12 2020 - Volume 24 - Issue 6 - p 28-32 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000624 Buy Metrics Abstract Apply It! By reading this article, health and fitness professionals will: • Understand what meditation is and the multiple forms in which it is taught and practiced, • Identify the potential health benefits of consistent meditation training, and • Explore strategies for developing a regular meditation practice. Copyright © 2020 by American College of Sports Medicine.