Smile, Laugh and Move Your Body: Why a Positive Outlook is Good for Your Health
Are you a Debbie Downer?
Or do you go around humming “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” all the time?
And which do you think is better for your health – a negative attitude or a positive one?
Yep, it should be obvious. And it’s also true.
Studies show that optimism is good for our physical and mental health, as well as our longevity.
Exercise helps. Simply by moving our bodies, we put ourselves in a better mood. And by maintaining strength, agility and endurance, we build upon our happiness every day.
So, go for a walk, ride a bike, lift weights, run, swim, hike, practice yoga, dance – whatever you like.
Sources: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, John’s Hopkins, WebMD
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