One ‘Most Precious’ Thing Which Boosts Your Health and Well-being In 8 Ways

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NEW YORK – Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive.

It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given. But most of all, it is the best source for boosting your health and well-being.

1. Good For Teens Mental Health

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Grateful teens are happier, according to a study that teens who are grateful are having a positive outlook on life, are more well-behaved at school and more hopeful than their less-grateful peers.

2. Boosts Well-Being

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Being constantly mindful of all the things you have to be thankful for can boost your well-being, research suggests.

According the study, daily exercise practices and listing off all the things you are thankful for are linked with a brighter outlook on life and a greater sense of positivity.

3. Linked With Better Grades

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Grateful high-school students have higher GPAs — as well as better social integration and satisfaction with life — than their not-grateful counterparts, according to a 2010 study in the Journal of Happiness Studies. Researchers also found that grateful teens were less depressed or envious.

4. Makes You A Better Friend To Others

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According to a 2003 study, gratitude could also boost pro-social behaviors, such as helping other people who have problems or lending emotional support to another person.

5. Helps You Sleep Better

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Writing down what you’re thankful for as you drift off to sleep can help you get better sleep, according to a study. Researchers found that when people spent 15 minutes jotting down what they’re grateful for in a journal before bedtime, they fell asleep faster and stayed asleep longer.

6. Strengthens Your Relationship

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Being thankful for the little things your partner does could make your relationship stronger.

According to a study, about the thoughtful things your partner did was linked with a beneficial outcome on the relationship.

7. Benefits The Heart

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Appreciation and positive emotions are linked with changes in heart rate variability.

8. Linked Better Immune Health

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Gratefulness is linked with optimism, which in turn is linked with better immune health. University of Utah study showed that stressed-out law students who were optimistic had more immune-boosting blood cells than people who were pessimistic.

 

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