Do you feel good? Are you happy?
Most of us go through spells where we feel up and then other times when we feel down. Its a natural phenomenon, but did you know that how you feel can affect your physical heart health?
It’s true most of us tend to think that how we feel is just a feeling– that it doesn’t affect us really. Yet, this isn’t true. It is well known medically that negative emotions can alter the body’s biochemistry and create illness. Now we know that being happy can do just the opposite.
Researchers from England published a study in the European Heart Journal (Davidson, K.W. European Heart Journal, published online Feb.18, 2010.). After accounting for known heart disease risk factors, the researchers found that the happiest people were 22% less likely to develop heart disease over the 10 years of follow-up than people who fell in the middle of the negative-positive emotion scale.
People with the most negative emotions had the highest risk for heart disease and people who scored highest for happiness had the lowest risk. (http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20100217/study-happiness-good-heart)
So the idea of “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” may be more than just mere mouthing of words.
You are what you eat, but you may also be what you think.
So consider changing your attitude. One thing I promote is the Sufi technique of Practicing Remembrance. This is an ancient method that has helped hundreds of thousands of people. It’s available on my website bookstore.
Another way to change our mood and thoughts is through guided meditations. In my book, “A Broken Heart Can Kill You,” I offer guided meditations for improving your mental outlook.
We are what we eat. We also are what we think.