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6 Health Benefits Of Happiness

Happiness is no doubt one of the best feelings anyone can have. A happy person is positive, optimistic, and kind. Just like food, happiness also has many benefits to the body. In this article, I will be showing you some benefits of happiness and why you should always remain happy.


1. It helps to relieve stress.



Stress is very harmful to the body as it contributes to many health challenges such as high blood pressure, heart disease and others. However, happiness reduces the level of cortisol, a hormone which gets released during stress. This is why you should always remain happy.


2. It helps to boost the immune system.



It is no doubt that being happy has a way of keeping you in a healthy condition. According to research, people who are always happy have a reduced risk of suffering cold and chest infections, thus making them healthier.


3. It may protect your heart.



Happiness may help to reduce blood pressure, which in turn lowers the risk of heart disease. Happiness is a wonderful feeling which comes with many benefits, this is one of the reasons why we're being advised to remain positive at all times.


4. May help reduce pain.



Happiness is an opposite of sadness, which causes pain. Research has shown that people who are always happy has a wider perspective, thus lowering their pain ratings by encouraging new thoughts and ideas.


5. May increase your lifespan.



No one can deny the fact that a happy life is worth living. Research has shown that highly optimistic people tend to live longer. This goes to say that happiness elongates your lifespan.

Happiness is the best emotional state anyone can be in, this is why it's very important to make yourself happy at all times.


6. Encourages a healthy lifestyle.



Someone who is not happy may refuse to eat or sleep which in turn affects him/her negatively, but a happy person tend to eat well, exercise and engage in other healthy lifestyle activities which are good for the health.


Why should you always remain happy?


These days, many people are facing a lot of challenges which makes them to feel sad. However, no matter the situation you're passing through, you need to understand that there's no feeling like happiness. Maintaining positive emotions goes a long way to improve your health and bring out the best in you. 


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Source: Healthline.


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