Being Mindful of Mindfulness: How meditation can impact your health and wellness

MICHELE SILVERTHORN |

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The word “mindfulness” has become popular in conversations recently as more and more studies are proving that people who are practicing a type of meditation called “Mindfulness” are becoming healthier than those who do not. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

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PT Anugerah Pharmindo Lestari (APL) has been successfully serving the Indonesian healthcare market since 1985. We make available high quality healthcare products for patients and consumers across the complex geography and multi-channel environment of Indonesia. In our line of business, customer coverage, reach and service levels are the most important and necessary core competencies of our organization. Our wide distribution network meets the needs of the market in all of the 34 provinces. We operate 33 pharma-grade warehouses of highest international quality standards in 28 cities across Indonesia. The APL sales forces cover a total of 434 cities with a directly served customer base of 28,000+ accounts. 100,000 general trade accounts are served through a customized regional sub-distribution network.

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PT Anugerah Pharmindo Lestari

PT Anugerah Pharmindo Lestari (APL) has been successfully serving the Indonesian healthcare market since 1985. We make available high quality healthcare products for patients and consumers across the complex geography and multi-channel environment of Indonesia. In our line of business, customer coverage, reach and service levels are the most important and necessary core competencies of our organization. Our wide distribution network meets the needs of the market in all of the 34 provinces. We operate 33 pharma-grade warehouses of highest international quality standards in 28 cities across Indonesia. The APL sales forces cover a total of 434 cities with a directly served customer base of 28,000+ accounts. 100,000 general trade accounts are served through a customized regional sub-distribution network.

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