|Does Happiness Improve Health?|
Have you ever noticed that when you are upset, your blood pressure may rise? Steam comes out of your head and your 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 out of 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."
Related: The Effects Of Stress
Of course, life isn't perfect, but try some ways to reduce your stress in everyday life.
|Ways to reduce stress|
Ways To Reduce Stress
- Get enough Sleep
- Have Great Time Management Skills
- Have positive thoughts
- Ask For Help
ShoppingDo 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 over spend, you won't be in a joyful mood which leads to stress and the effects of stress. Try spending quality time with someone you enjoy 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."
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 have shown there-self to truly have your best interest at heart. Have a blessed and happy day improving your health!
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