Happiness is Wellness

In many articles about wellness and health, emotions are sometimes overlooked. They play a huge role in being able to live a healthy lifestyle. It is said that having friends actually changes your DNA and makes you a happier person. Smiling and laughing burn calories and improve the immune system. Emotional health is very correlated to overall wellness. It is a misnomer in a sense that the mind, body and soul are called three different things as they all are actually one thing, you. All deserve equal care and attention in order to achieve wellness. 

The feeling of happiness – whether you equate it with optimism, joy, well-being, personal achievement or all of the above – goes hand-in-hand with healthier habits. People who are in good spirits tend to eat better, exercise more frequently and get better sleep than those who are not. This could be, in part, because leading a healthy lifestyle helps you achieve your goals, leading to happiness.

It could also be that such habits lead to better health, which in turn lends itself to a better mood and happiness. Beyond these rather common-sense associations, however, is intriguing research that suggests there’s something more about happiness that makes you healthy.

Beyond its tendency to occur alongside better eating, exercise, and other healthy habits, it appears a positive mental state may have a much more direct effect on your body.

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