Health: Remaining Happy
Happiness and Health Keeps You Fit!
Over 50's Happiness and Health Go Together
They say "LOVE and HAPPINESS might not come from the heart" But both seem very good for it!
Over the past 10 years, an entire industry has popped up promoting the industry and numerous books have been produced on the subject of the secrets to happiness. Books like - The Happiness Project - The Happiness Advantage - Achieve Anything in Just One Year - How To Find Your Soulmate some of which have become BEST sellers.
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Some people do ask the question? Even with all these types of books available; why should I take the time to look? People just might prefer to spend more time focusing on building up their productivity and success rather than positive emotions.
Maybe a few people do attempt to get happier, but something happens and they get levelled by setbacks. So they through their hands up in the air and ask, WHY KEEP TRYING?
It can be a good idea to keep in mind life often places boulders in our paths and all we need do is take a breath and start working your way around or start looking for a new path…MAKING THE EFFORT IS WHAT COUNTS!
Recently, much new research and many scientific studies have provided what could be considered the most basic and irrefutable argument in favour of happiness:
Good health and happiness and go hand-in-hand.
It is more or less proven that finding happiness can make our hearts and body healthier, happiness helps improve our immune systems by making them stronger, and our lives are extended.
These more recent research and scientific studies show that happiness causes better health; But still some people still suggest that the two are correlated—perhaps good health causes happiness and not the other way around.
Health and Happiness or Happiness and health a virtuous circle! Maybe! Those researching are trying to unravel the relationship. In the meantime, you might want to check out this bunch of ideas to help improve that happiness has been linked to good health.
Cuddle, snuggle or hugs are a fantastic ways for relieving stress, you already know this so DO MORE CUDDLING! It is possible that you have felt this yourself when cuddling up to a partner, family member or loved one. You can feel the stress just melt away.
Find Your Passion
Everyone has a passion, yes everyone even you! All you need do is spend some time and find it! They say passion is critical to happiness, people who are passionate about something are healthier and happier, Studies show that happier people do live longer.
Find a quiet place, a corner somewhere and try it, you will be surprised at the relaxation! Meditating has a wonderful impact within the brain and can help remove all negative thoughts. Just relax and get happy! Yes we know it does not work for everyone, but give it a go anyway!
Feeling a little down just change your mindset just a little and think about the positive things happening around you. Being a little grateful for what you have and who you are can be an amazing way to lift ones spirit. They say count your blessings and direct your mind to the positive.
Share your thoughts, do not sit around wondering and feeling low TELL SOMEONE! Talk, Chat, What are best friends for? Go tell a loved one that you do love them. Spend time and thank your friends and family just for being around. Spending just a little time telling people how much you appreciate them can have a roll on effect on everyone. Yes of course it can be a little scary to share you most inner thoughts, but then again it can be fighting when you are all alone!
Become A Volunteer
On this website you will find dozens of things to volunteer for - Visit our SOCIALPAGES People who are sitting around feeling sorry for themselves often gain a brand new lease on life once they become a volunteer. A great way to meet a bunch of new friends and many of them are just like you! Taking the first step is often the hardest! Then again, once you try it, you might wonder why you did not do something earlier.
Join up and meet people on the About Over 50 Meeting Place site
Start A Veggie Garden
It is so easy it is to make a veggie garden and a lot of fun watching something planted grow. The best part is the mind is on something else and happiness grows as does your garden. Here are a couple of gardening books to help get you started.
Make Food Dishes You Enjoy
Double happiness! GROW and EAT! You win twice and are happy both times! We all know that there are foods that make you happy. All the dietitians and the weight lose people give lectures on what we should and should not eat. So we are not talking about easting copious quantities of ice cream, BUT HEY! If that makes you happy, eat but not copious quantities. Going to the trouble of preparing good foods that you enjoy eating, that in itself can be a form of meditation and may help keep happiness on top!
Try Whole Foods
Happy foods, healthy foods, all types of fresh fruit, nuts are good! Home grown vegetables are all filled with fibre and nutrition. All these foods make our bodies work better and if our bodies are happy we are happy. You could say eating good food is a way to happiness and good health.
Thousands of Australians go fishing, it can be a cheap sport, after all you only need some line, hook and some bait, and fishing can be so much fun! - Why buy fish? When you can catch your own? Here's a book or two to help get you started.
Eat Fish and Be Happy
Everyone should know that fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, which is very interesting because omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to reduce depression and a number of mental disorders. So eat plenty of fish and be happy! They say it is because the EPA and DHA in fish help carry a chemical in your body called serotonin, which acts as a natural anti-depressant.
Try a couple of these great recipes;
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