Happiness = Healthiness

by in Health

Research suggests that ‘a happy heart is a healthy heart’. When you are unhappy your body releases a ‘stress hormone’ that, when chronically elevated, may contribute to high blood pressure, abdominal obesity and dampened immune function, among other problems.

In the study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, women who reported more positive emotions had lower blood levels of two proteins that indicate widespread inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is believed to contribute to a range of ills over time, including heart disease and cancer.

Researchers have long noted that happier people tend to be in better health than those who are persistently stressed, hostile or pessimistic. But the reasons are still being studied.

The bottom line is that sometimes we don’t know what we have until its gone. Enjoy your family, health and freedom today. Life is too short to fill your body with toxins due to stress.


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SAHM of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com, World Traveled Family and The World We Share. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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