Be Proactive About Your Happiness to Stave Off Aging

Happiness doesn’t just affect your emotional well-being. It can also affect your health. When you’re happy, not only do you feel better all over, but you can actually stave off aging.

Of course, making sure that you live a lifestyle that promotes good health does help you win the fight against aging. Plus, a healthy lifestyle can make you feel better emotionally – especially if you exercise – because exercise boosts your endorphin level, which is the feel-good hormone.

Health and happiness are linked together like an unending circle. When you know that you’re doing what you can to be healthy, this impacts your mood. You feel lighter, energized and happy.

The benefit of doing what you can to feel good about yourself and be happy can give you more health benefits. When you’re happy and you have a positive outlook in life, you’ll take better care of yourself physically.

When a person is not happy, negative emotions can affect whether or not they’re proactive with their health. So then they end up feeling bad physically, which pours right back into feeling bad emotionally.

The key is to spend time every day doing things that you really like to do. This might be exercise, a hobby, or spending time with friends or family. When you do activities or take action that makes you feel happy, this boosts your health and fights back against aging.

Whether or not you’re happy can impact all areas of your life. Happiness makes it easier to do whatever your day-to-day tasks are. You’ll look forward to the mornings instead of dreading them.

You’ll have pep in your step rather than dreading the dawning of each new day. When you’re happier, you tend to invest in yourself because happiness is also tied in with a higher level of self-esteem.

Happiness leads people to be more active than people who feel down. This mood can continue as you grow older and you’ll make choices that will lend themselves toward the kind of lifestyle that’s proactive against aging, too.

People who aren’t happy tend to move slower. They don’t move as fast going through day-to-day activities or when walking. The moods that someone feels tend to affect how they walk and the speed of the walk.

As you age, your physical ability slows down, but people who make it a choice to be proactive about happiness don’t lose their speed as quickly as people who aren’t happy.

Studies have shown that people who are happy in life have a longer life expectancy. Better health is found among people who are well off financially, have a good education, are in a committed relationship and have a job or career they enjoy. Worse health is found in people who aren’t dismal about life.

 

2 thoughts on “Be Proactive About Your Happiness to Stave Off Aging

  • February 24, 2022 at 3:36 am
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    This is interesting, and I like your article. But what do you think about replacing “happiness” with “content”? I feel that sometimes the eternal pursuit for happiness can actually cause more anxiety than is healthy. People are chasing this often elusive, and always fleeting emotion of happiness, when in fact if they were content most of the time, but with the odd spike of happiness I think things would be much better. Then again, marketing companies don’t want us to be content because we’d probably buy fewer “things” to try and fill the endorphin gap.
    Keep up the great blogging!

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    • February 24, 2022 at 11:05 am
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      I guess it depends on how you interpret “Happiness”. And it also depends on the person. If you are constantly striving for more then you will never be happy, and by the same token, you will never be content! But I agree marketing companies for sure want us to keep striving for more.

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