Gratitude for Good Health

Today I am grateful for ……. coffee, sunrises and a roof over my head. How about you?
Did you know?

“Studies have shown that people who regularly practice feeling thankful have a leg up when it comes to their health. Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at the University of California at Davis, has been a leading researcher in this growing field, termed “positive psychology.” His research has found that those who adopt an “attitude of gratitude” as a permanent state of mind experience many health benefits. …..grateful people may be more likely to:

•take better care of themselves                                                                                               •physically and mentally
•engage in more protective health behaviors and maintenance
•get more regular exercise
•eat a healthier diet
•have improved mental alertness
•schedule regular physical examinations with their doctor
•cope better with stress and daily challenges
•feel happier and more optimistic
•avoid problematic physical symptoms
•have stronger immune systems
•maintain a brighter view of the future
Image captured on my hike of Mt. Princeton, CO, 2015


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