Thank your way to Good Health!

Psychologists have discovered that thankfulness has positive effects on our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. A two-day gathering of 13 scholars in Dallas in 2001 explored systematic scientific approaches to better understand the nature and effects of gratitude.

Here're two key exciting findings (extracted from the news article "Making a Science of Virtue"):

1. Those who kept gratitude journals on a weekly basis were found to exercise more regularly, reported fewer physical symptoms, felt better about their lives as a whole, and were more optimistic.

2. By experiencing gratitude, a person is motivated to carry out prosocial behavior, energized to sustain moral behaviors, and is inhibited from committing destructive interpersonal behaviors.

Indeed, whenever I count my blessings and thank God for all of them, my day would somehow be a better one! So remember to be thankful for what you have - it's an easy and FREE way to obtain good health in mind, body and soul!


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