Blog Post #514 Thanksgiving

Coaching for Life Success:  Giving Thanks

https://www.lifetothefullest.abbott/en/articles/why-giving-thanks-is-good.html

It is good to give thanks – for health reasons (plus more)

This article is perfect for today – Thanksgiving Day 2018.

It gives five reasons for why being thankful is good for you:

1- Counting your blessings boosts your health.  The old song from White Christmas goes:

When I’m worried and I can’t sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep counting my blessings
When my bankroll is getting small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep counting my blessings

You can fall asleep counting your blessings – you can boost your health by counting your blessings (and I can count sleeping great as one of the blessings – I generally sleep like a rock)

2- Slow done the aging process.  In a research study, it was found that people who had a daily practice of gratitude have less depression and can lessen the impact of aging

3- Being grateful can cut your stress.  Another research study found that practicing being grateful can lower a stress hormone in your body.

4- It can help your relationships.  Being grateful and thankful can help you bond better in your relationships as it helps with serenity and calmness in those relationships.

5- It CAN LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AND WAISTLINE!!  Okay, on Thanksgiving is it okay to talk about losing weight?  The research shows that being grateful can lower systolic blood pressure by 10 points and decrease fat intake by 20%

So, today – do take the time to “count your blessings”; make peace with those around you, be loving (as you ask your family or friends to pass the green-bean casserole!!)  It is really good for your health!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Bruce

Posted by Bruce White

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