We always hear about the "vicious cycle." You get stressed - it makes you anxious - it upsets your physical balance - which makes you more stressed - which makes you more anxious and so on and so on......Well here's some better news. People who are healthy may be happier people AND people who are happy and satisfied in their lives may be healthier. Now that's a "vicous cycle" I can handle!!
Research seems to support this new "happier cycle" AND the better news is that the turnaround time is quite short - in as little as 3 years, studies seem to show that ongoing happiness can truly boost your health. Nearly 10,000 adults responded to a series of questions in 2 waves of a survey done in Australia between 2001 and 2004. The questions were designed to assess levels of happiness and satisfaction and there was then a correlation to health status.
What was really profound is that ongoing happiness seemed to promise "future good health" as well. To bottom line it - if you create a level of satisfaction and happiness in your life - as an ongoing achievement - then future good health is attainable just thanks to that. So let's all find the good things and life - really embrace them so we achieve the kind of happiness that will bolster our health!!
Published On: August 30, 2008