Our brains are deeply connected with our physical health. Research reinforces how emotions influence health. Health experts have speculated for years that positive emotions can make you healthier physically. Some medical studies have backed up this claim.
We’ve all felt the physical effects of our emotions, whether we realized it at the time or not.
These are some physical ways that your body is responding to your thoughts and emotions.
A study conducted on 817 people in Italy supports the notion that positive emotions lead to positive physical health. “Happiness is found to be the strongest predictor of health,” the authors state. The conclusions of this study suggest that happiness may help protect people from the negative health effects of stress.
A comprehensive review on emotions and health found that people who had a positive outlook on life had healthier immune and cardiovascular systems. They also engaged in healthier lifestyle behaviors overall.
Doing good deeds for others makes a person feel good mentally — and appears to help with physical health, too. Studies have found that adults who volunteer have better physical and mental health.
Everyone deals with stress and negative experiences in life. But, if these issues are long-lasting, they can negatively affect your health in many ways. We know that chronic stress can lead to:
There is good news. If high stress or negative emotions are running your life, you can change it and get on a path to better health — starting today. Here’s how:
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