Positive emotions play a crucial part in boosting your health quotient. I have research studies to prove my point. Now, that sounds great! Positive emotions such as awe, art and spirituality can work wonders for your health.
Positive emotions and well being
Yeah..yeah…they are linked. Scientists say that being in awe of the wonders of nature, immersing in soulful music and plunging into art can lower the levels of cytokines. These cytokines are small proteins and they excel in cell signaling. They signal the immune system to work harder.
These cell signaling cytokines gather cells to fight against infections, disease, and trauma. If these cytokines are present in higher numbers and longer periods in the body, then that spells danger. It can be associated with disorders such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and even clinical depression.
At a quick glance be positive, think positive and act positive, and throw off all the negativity from your life, you will see tremendous good health, being bestowed upon you, from the heavens above. Hey! I am not lying just telling you my own life experience.
The three pillars of good health are a healthy diet, good sleep, and exercise. The new fourth pillar is positive emotions. Keep these pillars strong in your life and you will definitely reap the benefits. Remember the three dimensions of the fourth pillar- positive emotions are feelings of spirituality, awe, and art.
In two separate studies, young persons reported their positive emotions such as amusement, awe, contentment, joy, love, and pride. On the same day, their gum and cheek tissue samples were taken.
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Researchers found that those who experienced more positive emotions, especially awe, wonder, and amazement had the lowest levels of cytokines. The wise strategy for good health would be to experience these positive emotions all throughout the day. You are the master of your emotions. It would do a world of good if you don’t allow others to control your emotions.
Negativity and negative emotions can drag your health down to the pit. Studies have said that elevated cytokine levels are linked to autoimmune diseases and depression. Now what they do is, they signal the brain to produce inflammatory substances, that can block health promoting key hormones that control moods, appetite, memory, and sleep.
Stay positive, live life to the fullest; experience the feelings of beauty, spirituality, wonder, and amazement spread sumptuously in your palette throughout the day. Enjoy each day, because of it the gift to you from the creator of the universe.