admin - June 3, 2013
One thing we know for sure is that there is a definitive link between joy and wellness. Being happy isn’t only beneficial for your mind, it can be beneficial for your physical body, too.
While happiness is subjective, dynamic and therefore hard to measure, researchers have used surveys to study a potential connection between happiness and health. The results gathered from these surveys are fascinating, and they reveal a correlation between joy and well-being. This means that health and happiness go hand-in-hand with each other, but are not necessarily caused by each other.
Research shows that for both individuals and communities, those who have positive moods, optimism and humor have better health. Some data even points to an association between happiness and lower stress-related hormones, leading to improved immune function.
You can read more about research on health and happiness, and enjoy our weekly quote below. Use this as the extra oomph you need to make yourself happier – and healthier.