The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle said these words more than 2,000 years ago, and they still ring true today.
Happiness is a broad term that describes the experience of positive emotions, such as joy, contentment and satisfaction. Emerging research shows that being happier doesn’t just makes you feel better, it actually brings a host of potential health benefits too.
Being happy promotes a range of lifestyle habits that are important for overall health. Happy people tend to eat healthier diets, with higher intakes of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables have consistently been associated with a range of health benefits, including lower risks of diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
Healthy people engage in regular physical activities that help build strong bones, increase energy levels, decrease body fat and lower blood pressure. Being happier may also improve sleep habits and practices, which is important for concentration, productivity, exercise performance and maintaining a healthy weight.
Happiness can also boost the immune system, which is important for overall health. Research has shown that being happier may help keep your immune system strong, which may help reduce your risk of developing colds and chest infections.
Being happy may help reduce stress levels as normally, excess stress causes an increase in levels of cortisol, a hormone that contributes to many of the harmful effects of stress, including disturbed sleep, weight gain, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. A number of studies demonstrate that cortisol levels tend to be lower when people are happier.
Happiness may protect the heart by reducing blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease, the biggest cause of death worldwide. Happiness may help you live longer. It may help reduce pain, which appears to be particularly effective in chronic pain conditions such as Arthritis. In short, being happy promotes a healthy lifestyle.
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