Do you regularly express gratitude? It turns out that an “attitude of gratitude” is not only wise for building positive relationships, but good for your health.
“If [thankfulness] were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system,” Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, expert in brain and mind health.
There are more reasons than you think for expressing gratitude. Beside the positive effects on health, gratitude brings about an increased ability to cope with stress, anxiety, and improves sleep.
Studies have shown that gratitude can produce measurable effects on a number of systems in your body, including:
- Mood neurotransmitters
- Reproductive hormones
- Blood sugar
- Blood pressure and cardiac rhythms
- Stress hormones
- Inflammatory and immune systems
- Cognitive neurotransmitters
If you take your wellbeing seriously, you may want to increase the frequency at which you feel and express gratitude.
This article explores gratitude research and offers tips to cultivate gratitude that bring about more feelings of gratefulness in life.
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- The study of gratitude
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- Gratitude and health
- How to cultivate an attitude of gratitude
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