The recent rise in popularity of mindfulness meditation is helping people live healthier lives by helping them cope with stress in ways that don't harm the body and mind. This will lower the demand for health care services, and exert downward pressure on costs, and upward pressure on quality.
There's something powerful about sitting meditation, but there are other ways to bring meditative moments into your day -- for example, use the time when you're walking to your car after work or sitting at a stoplight to check in with yourself and mindfully observe what's happening.
When you first start meditating, it will feel weird. Yes. Your mind will tell you it's a waste of time. Why sit there and think about nothing? You will get annoyed. May I say, stick with it anyhow. It gets better.