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Aging, Happiness and Good Health!

Good health can be attributed to happiness. Happy people enjoy life and increase their chances of living longer.

Research shows people that are happy increase their life span and makes their live more enjoyable. Where people who worry and are unhappy increase the risk of developing chronic health conditions.

So, what can you do to improve your happiness? Check out these tips that you can incorporate into your lifestyle for a better chance of happiness and good health:

  1. Form meaningful relationships with relatives, friends and acquaintances. Studies show that even taking care of a beloved pet can help.

  2. Get involved in social activities, including those that are worship-related. Try going on regular social outings, join a weekly exercise or art class or sign up for bridge club.

  3. Appreciate the simple pleasures, such as a keeping to a regular schedule, taking a walk in the park or spending time with a friend.

  4. Learn not to sweat small stressors. Try to look at the bigger picture and spend your energy on what really matters to you. When you feel stressed, try using mindfulness, meditation, exercise or any other stress-release techniques that work for you.

  5. Do something to help others. Altruism, which is believing in or showing sincere concern for the wellbeing of others, can be beneficial for all of those involved. Volunteer at a local shelter or check in regularly with a neighbor who lives alone.

  6. Find value in your work. Whether it is your career, your hobbies or volunteer opportunities, it can help to look at your strengths in your everyday activities.

Be happy and live a life worth living.

Information published by By Nancy Kupka PhD, RN



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