The plus side of positivity!
Positive thinking can be a choice. Is the glass half-full, or half- empty? The truth depends on your outlook. Even when things seem grim, you can practice positive thinking and action. Doing so can boost your overall health by helping you:
Keep a healthier mind and body
Cope with stress
Build trust and compassion
Become a happier person
Enjoy more hopeful living
How powerful is optimism to your health? An eight-year study of women found that those with a more positive disposition were significantly less likely to die prematurely from major illnesses. How? Researchers found that not only did optimism tend to promote healthier choices that encourage longer life; they believe it also affects different systems in the body. The study results showed that the most positive women were:
Over 50% less likely to die from infection
Nearly 40% less likely to die from heart disease, stroke and respiratory illness.
Almost 20% less likely to die from cancer
Another study showed that pessimistic men were twice as likely to develop heart disease than their more cheerful counterparts. And, generally, individuals who tend to see blue skies instead of gray may also:
Recover faster from surgery
Reduce the levels of cortisol (stress hormone) and adrenaline.
Lower their risk of high blood pressure.
Strengthen their immune system.
Protect blood circulation and lessen the risk of blood clots.
Experience better physical and mental functioning overall.
The road to good health is yours to travel. But you don't have to do it alone. Whether you're managing a health condition or making changes in your life like quitting bad habits or getting in shape - we can help. Check out our new classes and resources below. Contact us to set personalized health and wellness goals and learn about the programs available to you.