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November 26, 2019, Detroit – An article in the latest issue of Wayne State, the alumni magazine of Wayne State University, details a study on 40 Adrian Dominican Sisters ages 65 to 90. The Sisters Integrating Exercise and Neuro Activity (SIENA) study, first conducted in 2018, demonstrates the connection between physical and spiritual health – and the role that prayer and meditation plays, along with physical activity, in keeping seniors healthy. The study was conducted by Adrian Dominican Sister Mariane Fahlman, OP, PhD, a Professor of Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Studies at Wayne State University, and her colleague, Assistant Professor Jeanne Barcelona of Wayne State’s College of Education. Read the article on the results of the study, which demonstrated the connection of prayer and physical well-being.



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