Can Positivity Improve Your Health?

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A positive mental state benefits your health in more ways than one. From reducing stress, increasing happiness, to helping us develop and reinforce healthy habits, positive thinking really does influence our health and wellbeing.

According to a 2017 article in The New York Times:1

“There is no longer any doubt that what happens in the brain influences what happens in the body. When facing a health crisis, actively cultivating positive emotions can boost the immune system and counter depression.”

“Studies have shown an indisputable link between having a positive outlook and health benefits like lower blood pressure, less heart disease, better weight control and healthier blood sugar levels.”

It’s easy to be negative. It’s harder to be positive. For some people, looking on the bright side is difficult, especially with the challenges we each face in life. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.