Be Happy for Good Health?
November 13, 2007 9:56pm CST
It was a study on unhappiness that lead to evidence that 'Happiness' is indeed good for health! The research I read showed that happy people had lower levels of plasma fibrinogen, a blood-stream chemical that's an indicator of how great the risk of heart disease is. Besides, happy people was found to have 32% lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which has been linked to diabetes and abdominal obesity. So, happiness isn't just good for soul, it's great for health too! I recon this is quite true when I recalled there was once I felt very sick yet the blood-test report indicated everything normal. In fact, too many undesirable and unacceptable incidents happened that time had made me a downer self and can't seem to lighten up myself. So now, I believe that happiness is correlated with health. What do you think?
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15 Nov 07
Yes, you are absolutly right. Happy people stay younger in the looks as well. I remember an old lady, around 80 years. She looked somehow beautiful. I think it was because she was always a happy kind of women. She was one special lady. She loved life. She said "Everyday I learn something new". Take care.
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15 Nov 07
I have to agree that this could be true. I am a generally happy person. There is no really good reason for my happiness other than I very much appreciate all that is good in my life and accept and try to work thru all that is not so good. I am not a health nut by any stretch. I began smoking when i was 10. I was a product of the late sixties and early 70's era. Considering all of it, I am 51 and my boyfriend is 10yrs my jr...Prior to that I got asked out by a guy 20 yrs my jr. I haven't missed a days work in 30 years. Yes, I do have aches and pains...I don't give them a thought. I get up each morning and go. It is all about your attitude . I also do not take any meds...I do not will not visit a doctor. I do go for paps smears and that is my limit and only because I have had past issues and so have my girls. I also see the dentist every 6 months as precaution....beyond that...no docs, no diets, no meds..s.i'm happy and i'm good.
15 Nov 07
Thanks for sharing your own experiences. I think your positive attitude keeps you away from the need to consult doctor. That's good! Even though I am not yet a very happy person as I was before, but I started to appreciate what I have now. Ok, I would try to make myself like you, ignoring all those aches and pains...:)
14 Nov 07
I really see more happy people who have serious diease like cancer still alive. And scientific research indicates that happiness could be good for the health. For some people, they always are unhappy because they focus on the negative parts in their lives. Such people seldom have a long life. I have known a old professor who is his 70's. However, he looks just like 60's. He is always energetic in doing everything. His positive attitute to life and his happiness gives me great exprssion. It is true that there are a lot of twists and turns but we also could choose our attitute. If you are happy or not is up to you.
14 Nov 07
I fully agree with your statement that happiness is correlated with our health. If we are happy, we have positive thoughts and disposition in life. We see things in positive way which also makes us feel good and light. If we are grumpy and feeling low, we have these feeling of "burden" in our hearts and minds and we always feel sick. So let us all smile to have a happy heart.
14 Nov 07
Yea, I totally agree with you. I hate that feeling of "heavy stone on my heart" (burden or sadness). But the fact is, it's pretty hard to get rid of that hard feeling and get happy at that point of time. What would you normally do to make yourself happy?