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Giving Thanks is Good for Your Health and Wellbeing

By Martha B.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Expressing thanks is good for you, according to researcher Robert Emmons from UCDavis!

His research supports that:

1. Grateful people have less depression and stress and more optimism;

2. Positive thoughts lower stress hormones (such as cortisol);

3. Being thankful increases oxytocin which makes a person more calm and secure in his/her relationships;

4. Gratefulness is good for the heart and lowers your blood pressure.

Thinking of something we are thankful for on a daily basis is important for our mental and physical well-being so let’s make every day a “Day of Giving Thanks!”

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