Does Happiness Improve Your Health

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Enjoying Life is important

Ways Happiness affects Your Health

Have you ever been so content and satisfied with your life that you feel like you are on cloud nine! You are not stressed, and moping around all day and night. You are happy to live your life and enjoy it. Well, ladies and gentlemen, you just may be helping the health of your body. According to some studies, happiness lowers the stress hormone.

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Don't run your blood pressure up

Have you ever noticed that when you are upset, your blood pressure may rise? 

Steam comes out of your head and you're furious! 

Hold up, calm down! You can be causing stress that can affect your health. 

You know when you see your friends or family member doing something they know they are not supposed to be doing! 

Relax, Relate, and Release because letting go of stress and feeling your life with happiness can have a better effect on your health.

According to Mayo Clinic,
"Increases in blood pressure related to stress can be dramatic. But once the stressor disappears, your blood pressure returns to normal. However, even temporary spikes in blood pressure — if they occur often enough — can damage your blood vessels, heart and kidneys in a way similar to long-term high blood pressure."
You definitely don't want to cause unnecessary wear and tear on the body that may lead to illnesses; such as heart disease, diabetes, and strokes. Try to eliminate chronic anger and anxiety in your life.

According to Harvard T.H. Chan,
 "Chronic anger and anxiety can disrupt cardiac function by changing the heart’s electrical stability, hastening atherosclerosis, and increasing systemic inflammation."

Of course, life isn't perfect, but try some ways to reduce your stress in everyday life.

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Ways to reduce stress

Ways To Reduce Stress                             

Now that you know some ways to reduce stress, which can increase your happiness, put a smile on your face, and start your day outright. Start it out by doing the things you enjoy.


 Do not use shopping as retail therapy. Don't run to the store buying everything to make yourself happy, because when the bills come and you have overspent, you won't be in a joyful mood which leads to stress and the effects of stress. 

Try spending quality time with someone you love or in a place you enjoy. Make beautiful memories that can last a lifetime.

According to CNN,
 "Several studies suggest experiences make us happier than possessions. That's partly because once you have purchased something, such as a new car, you get used to seeing it every day and the initial joy fades, experts say. But you can continue to derive happiness from memories of experiences over time."
The joy of a car fades after a while, but not from the memories of experiences

Aim to think positive and hang around someone who encourages and motivates you to have positive thoughts. Birds of a feather, flock together; therefore, let your birds be uplifting people. 

People whom you motivate to have positive thoughts and goals when they are down and they motivate you when you are down to be optimistic about things. Being optimistic helps lower your risk of heart disease.

According to Mercola,
"Positive thoughts and attitudes are able to prompt changes in your body that strengthen your immune system, boost positive emotions, decrease pain and chronic disease, and provide stress relief. One study found, for instance, that happiness, optimism, life satisfaction, and other positive psychological attributes are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.1"

So it appears happiness does improve your health, by not causing the damaging effects of stress. Life can be hectic sometimes, but we have to step back and think about our health and the consequences of letting stressful things get us down. 

I know things get hard sometimes, but that's when we lean on our spiritual source and a true friend. Not just anyone, but someone who has shown there-self to truly have your best interest at heart. Have a blessed and happy day improving your health!

Arica Green
Author: Arica  Green (Arica G) is the Founder and Editor of  Inveigle Magazine. She created a premiere Lifestyle, Fashion, and Beauty Magazine to entice you towards positive change and increase the quality of life. With Arica's love for writing and informing the Universe about a variety of topics, Inveigle Magazine was born. Follow us @ Inveiglemagazi1 & on FB . View more articles by Arica Hart

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