Does Meditation Have Health Benefits?“The Healthy Geezer” answers questions about health and aging in his weekly column. Question: Does meditating have any real health benefits? Answer: Meditation definitely reduces stress. And too much stress is bad for your health. There is some research that indicates meditation may help with: Allergies, anxiety, asthma, binge eating, cancer, depression, fatigue, heart disease, high blood pressure, pain, sleep difficulties and substance abuse.