The American Cancer Society found that Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has improved the health of breast cancer survivors. MBSR combines techniques from meditation, yoga, and physical awareness methods to promote a healthy lifestyle among breast cancer survivors. In the study, breast cancer survivors practiced MBSR techniques, showing lower blood pressure, heart, and respiratory rates in their test results upon completion of the MBSR program. Participants, who were often inactive and dispirited post diagnosis, felt more in control of themselves – physically and mentally – after practicing MBSR. Researchers concluded that regularly practicing MBSR and other forms of meditation significantly improves the health and outlook of breast cancer patients and survivors.