Saturday, March 13, 2010

Healthy Outlook


Can happiness make you healthier? In a study of nearly 2,900 healthy adults, researchers at the University College London found that those who reported more good moods had lower levels of cortisol (a stress hormone).  When this chemical is chronically elevated, it can contribute to high blood pressure, obesity, depressed immune function and other ill-health effects. Upbeat women also had reduced levels of inflammatory markers, which also bodes well for the heart and overall health.~ Stacey Colino


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