One of the first things that people often notice when they learn Transcendental Meditation is a reduction of stress.
As the mind settles down, the body also achieves a unique state of rest. The changes that take place have been measured in physiological tests and are found to directly reverse the adverse effects of stress.
Everyone is aware of the negative effects of stress. It decreases performance, harms relationships, and creates physical wear and tear. In short, it curtails enjoyment of life.
Nowadays, stress is a fact of life. Furthermore it tends to build up in the system over the course of a lifetime. Even a good night's sleep or an extended holiday may not enable us to recover fully.
Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation actually eliminates stress physiologically. This results in a more balanced outlook and greater appreciation.