Can Being Grateful Make You Happier & Healthier?

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

I recently read an article about the effects of giving thanks and how it relates to your overall health and well being.  It turns out, giving thanks is good for your health!  Research suggests that maintaining an attitude of gratitude can improve psychological, emotional and physical well-being.  Adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections and more happiness than those who do not.  They’re also less likely to be depressed, envious or greedy.  They earn more money, sleep more soundly, exercise more regulary and have greater resistance to viral infections. 

As we have just celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, a time when we focus on being thankful, the key is not to leave our gratitude on the Thanksgiving table.  Start developing an attitude of gratitude, and start living a healthier, happier life for the upcoming New Year!! 

~Connie

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