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What does gratitude have to do with your health?

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What does gratitude have to do with your health?

Gratitude. It’s a feel-good word we’re hearing a lot about lately. But it’s more than just a buzzword. Practicing gratitude can help you achieve your health goals. How? When you have a positive attitude and outlook, you’re more likely to overcome the inevitable challenges of making lasting changes and creating new habits.

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How powerful is gratitude? In a recent study, subjects with higher levels of gratitude had less inflammation, depression, anxiety, and sleep issues. Other research has shown that practicing gratitude can lower blood pressure and improve immune function. Grateful people are more likely to exercise, eat smart, and follow a healthy lifestyle.1  

Our goal is to help you build a solid foundation of positivity by focusing on gratitude, so you’ll be more successful as you take on healthy changes throughout the year.

 Rethink Resolutions and Get Grateful Instead

Polls show that while 41% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only 9% stick with them! Too many of us start the new year on a negative note by setting unrealistic goals or focusing on goals we haven’t accomplished yet. 

This year, ditch the same old resolutions (you know you want to) and join Healthy For Good for 21 Days of Gratitude.

Start the New Year right by building yourself up! Acknowledge everything you can be proud of and what you’ve already accomplished. Take time to appreciate the people who helped you get here. Thank your body for all the amazing things it does to keep you healthy and strong. 

This January, we’re posting a simple gratitude-inducing task every day for 21 days. The idea is to help you build up a positive baseline and set yourself up for a year of success. 

How You Can Join the Challenge

Follow us on social with #HealthyForGood and #21DaysofGratitude and participate in each day’s gratitude activity. Share your progress and any outcomes that are especially meaningful to you. You may be surprised at the transformation that results when gratitude creates the attitude! 

 

1 https://news.heart.org/study-gratitude-is-a-healthy-attitude/