An attitude of gratitude can enhance our lives in numerous ways. People who are grateful tend to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled. Being grateful can help people cope with stress. Therefore, it is essential to practice giving gratitude on a daily basis. Below are 7 health benefits of Gratitude:
1. Grateful people take better care of themselves. This results in improving their overall health, because they pay attention to what they eat, and how much they eat.
2. Grateful people exercise more regularly.
3. Gratitude reduces stress, which can help to reduce heart disease.
4. Gratitude boosts the immune system; therefore, you are less susceptible to disease. Negative feelings, however, can weaken the immune system.
5. With stress reduction, you are calmer, therefore you think more clearly and you have more concentration.
6. When you maintain the feeling of thankfulness for as little as 15 to 20 seconds, breathing becomes deeper, increasing the oxygen level of your tissues.
7. Gratitude helps to restore a positive mood, and decreases depression.
Research has demonstrated several health benefits of gratitude. With positive feelings and optimistic views, stress is reduced and blood pressure is better controlled. With better-controlled blood pressure, the risk of heart disease is reduced. Each morning look for people or things throughout the day for which you are grateful, and take the time to appreciate them. Remember to say “thank you” to the special people in your life. Get rid of negativity and let your acts of gratitude change your attitude.

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