Enjoying life boosts your health!

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Enjoying your life doesn’t just put a smile on your face. It’s good for your health!  Enjoyment of life, optimism, and other aspects that make up what researchers call “subjective well-being” may profoundly affect health. Positive emotions, both passing happiness and longer-term contentment, seem to make us more resilient to stress and are linked to healthier behaviors as well as better cardiovascular health and improved immune system functioning. Good feelings may even slow down the aging process itself! Healthy daily routines, like regular exercise and good sleep habits, can produce feel-good brain chemicals and lower stress hormones. Make sure your relationships support your happiness, too, by investing in the ones that make you feel good — and divesting from the ones that don’t. Adding a mindfulness meditation practice to your routine will help you manage the inevitable stresses of life and keep you feeling good.

Source: If, Why, and When Subjective Well-Being Influences Health, and Future Needed Research

”Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health”. Dalai Lama

 

Posted on December 15, 2017 and filed under wellness.