10 Traits of Happy & Healthy People
Rest for the Body (Sleep)
Sleep deprivation can negatively affect memory, learning, logic, etc.
NSF reports people who don’t get enough sleep were more likely to develop psychiatric problems and use health care services.
Meditation (Rest for the Mind)
Meditation is also proven to help with internal energy, develop compassion, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. It can also decrease blood pressure, heart rate, stress, and slow aging.The art of meditation allows the mind to settle down to a state of deep restfulness and expand awareness. At this level of consciousness, research shows the meditator taps into unified field of energy of tremendous proportions and potential.
The National Cancer Institute claims the advantages of exercise include weight control, maintenance of healthy bones, muscles, and joints, lowers blood pressure and development of diabetes, and reduces the risk of premature death.
Exercise also promotes psychological well being (HAPPINESS!)
Nutrition is crucial to cells and organisms of the materials necessary to support life.
Putting the right things into our bodies gives more energy- causing more productivity
Nutrition is shown to produce equal effects to antidepressants and antioxidants
Exposure to Sunshine
Sunshine profoundly lessens the risk of breast, colon, prostate, and other major cancers
Vitamin D is also proven to dramatically reduce risk of osteoporosis and hip fractures, relieve depression, chronic pain, and low back pain, as well as control heart disease and blood pressure.
Exposure to Fresh Air
Fresh oxygen can improve sense of well being, increase quality/rate of growth in plants & animals, lowers blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature. Fresh air can also decrease the survival rate of harmful bacteria and viruses in the environment. Clean air has also been shown to improve learning in mammals.
The human body is 70% water! Blood is 80% water, Brain is 75% water, and Liver is 96% water! Our energy levels are directly connected to the amount of water we consume. A 5% drop in body fluid results in a 25% – 30% loss in energy.
Work to serve
Do not work just for a paycheck! This is degrading and boring, your life has more purpose!
Let your work become a means to service humanity who benefits from your work.
Even Mother Nature freely gives her gifts to ALL creatures on earth; the food, the sun, moon, trees, flowers, and breath. We just wake up everyday and receive these gifts!
Research shows that people with a grateful attitude are more:
- Joyful & HAPPY
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” – Buddha
Love is said to be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection.
People are born with a need for relationships with other people, and with the need to be loved and esteemed by others.
Happiness Brings Healthiness!
The Fruits of Happiness:
- Stronger immune systems
- Fewer lifestyle diseases (e.g. alcoholism)
- Better cardiovascular health
- Younger genes (telomeres)
- Healthy behaviors (e.g., seatbelts)
- IS JUST A THOUGHT AWAY!
- HAPPY THOUGHTS BEGET MORE HAPPY THOUGHTS
- AS YOU THINK, SO YOU ARE!
- “THERE IS NO WAY TO HAPPINESS, HAPPINESS IS THE WAY” – BUDDHA
- PRACTICE THINKING HAPPY THOUGHTS!!
- “No matter what happens, it is within my power to turn it to my advantage.” -Epictetus (Greek Philosopher)