February 18, 2010

Study: Happiness Good for the Heart - WebMD Health News

Study: Happiness Good for the Heart

Whether you view the glass as half empty or half full may help determine your risk for heart disease.

Just as negative emotions such as depression, anger, and hostility are risk factors for heart attack and stroke, happiness seems to protect the heart.

Here's the summary of key findings;

* Express gratitude on a regular basis.
* Practice being optimistic.
* Engage in frequent acts of kindness.
* Visualize one's best self.
* Savor joyful events.
* Practice forgiveness.

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