|Think happy thought. Stay healthy.|
Sunday, June 5, 2011
World's Fastest Cure For a Bad Mood
Replace negative thoughts with positive ones and start getting happier instantly.
In a recent review, researchers examined over 160 different studies and found that happy people live longer, healthier lives. People who are happy and have a positive attitude also have fewer diseases than those who are negative, depressed, or anxious. Not surprising, right?
A positive attitude is associated with a stronger immune system, fewer diseases, and a decrease in stress-hormones. Stress hormones not only contribute to a weakened immune system, but high levels are linked to obesity. On the flip side, being depressed, anxious, or stressed-out is associated with a greater risk of disease, illness, and a shorter life-span.
How can you put on rose-colored glasses and improve your outlook? Eating a healthy diet and managing your stress levels will help you view life in a positive light. Exercise is another proven way to boost your mood.
When you exercise, your body releases chemicals that make you feel energized, happy, and de-stressed. These chemicals are also thought to decrease the amount of pain people feel. In addition, regular exercise improves self-esteem and boosts your immune system. All of these things can contribute to a positive outlook!
Aim for 30 minutes of exercise 5-6 days per week to get yourself on the path to happiness. Be sure share your happiness with others; there is nothing more contagious than a positive attitude and a smile!