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One New, Harvard-Vetted Reason To Make Yourself Happy
We've been hearing for years that negative emotional states, like depression, anger, anxiety, and hostility, can have negative health effects, but less was known about positive moods--until now. The researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health recently decided to take a glass-half-full view of the connection between moods and health, and they've concluded that positive psychological well-being appears to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events. After reviewing more than 200 studies published in two scientific databases, the authors found the most optimistic individuals had an approximately 50 percent reduced risk of experiencing heart problems. The researchers stressed that it's not enough to be merely not-depressed or on an even keel; it's important to actually make yourself feel good.
Did you wake up on the meh side of the bed this Wednesday? Fortunately, we have just the thing to boost your mood and help your heart.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.