The Power of Gratitude on Health

The Power of Gratitude on Health

It’s that time of year again! November is the month we reflect on our lives and give thanks, but what if we give thanks every day? Would our lives be changed? Short answer, yes. Expressing gratitude benefits both our mental and physical health when practiced daily. Giving positive attention and energy to what we enjoy challenges us, makes us better humans, attracts more positivity to our lives, and ripples health benefits throughout the body.  When we practice gratitude in our daily lives, we also attract like-minded people into our lives, further expanding the benefits. Have you ever heard, “smiles are contagious?” They truly are. Energy, both positive and negative, is contagious. For many, the holiday season can be filled with depression, sorrow, and anxiety. Shifting focus even for a few seconds into gratitude has progressively improved depression and anxiety.  Positive psychology research has shown appreciation is positively associated with a stronger sense of happiness. Thankfully we have control over where we put our energy. Today’s blogs focusses on the health benefits of gratitude and ten ways to practice it in our daily lives.

Practicing Daily Gratitude has been shown to bring the following benefits

Take this month to start a habit that expands beyond November into daily practice. Try one or all of the suggestions in our list. And treat your body with gratitude by feeding it foods that serve and nurture it. Designer Wellness designs all its products to nurture and serve the body’s diverse needs without artificial ingredients or only high-quality ingredients. Nurturing your gut nurtures your mind and makes it easier to focus on gratitude. 



University of California Los Angeles Mindfu

Harvard Health Giving thanks can make you happier

Think Like A Mink By Jay Shetty

Ginger C. Cochran, MS, RDN, CDCES, ACSM-CEP
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
IG: @nutritious_ginger

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