A Happy You Is A Healthy You
You’ve heard your parents, doctors and health experts say that a good diet with exercise is the key to great health. Happiness, though, may be just as important.
Studies show that happy people are less likely to experience chronic illness or pain. They also tend to live longer.
On the other hand, people who worry, have a hard time dealing with stress, and/or have pent-up anger and other negative emotions, are more likely to have illnesses like high blood pressure, allergies, constipation, indigestion, and body pain.
Negative emotions, much like bad eating habits, upset the acid-base balance of the body. A highly acidic environment in the body leads to sickness. And unhappiness causes toxins to flow and brings up acid levels in the body.
Since unexpressed anger and resentment in particular do not have emotional outlets, the body instead manifests these through illness. So, if you have chronic respiratory allergy or back pain, for example, your physical condition may not only be the issue.
On the bright side, though, people with illnesses who release their negative emotions in healthy ways find that their symptoms disappear almost instantly.
So what to do if you are unhappy or experiencing negative emotions in general? Following these tips may help:
You can also write a letter to the person who hurt you. Release all your anger in it. Afterwards, tear up or burn the letter. Do not send it to the person. Talk to the person only once you are calm and can express your feelings in a constructive manner.
Forgive. As the saying goes, “Unforgiveness is like drinking a poison and waiting for the other person to die.” Once you forgive, you will feel lighter, as though you have just been unburdened of a heavy load.
Do positive self-talk. Understanding that good food nourishes the body, feed your mind with positive thoughts. Do this everyday, believe, and be amazed with the results.