Gratitude Healthy: 10 Reasons Why Being Thankful Is Good For You
Posted: 11/22/2012 2:33 am EST Updated: 11/22/2012 2:33 am EST
Thanksgiving offers the opportunity to do something we should really be doing every day of the year: Thinking about, and expressing, what we’re grateful for.
And really, there’s a whole host of reasons why we should make gratitude a daily practice — research has shown that being thankful confers a whole host of health benefits, from improved immune systems, to feelings of connectedness, even higher team morale.
We gathered some of the biggest health benefits — both physical and mental — of gratitude. Tell us in the comments: What are you most grateful for this year?
“More gratitude may be precisely what our society needs to raise a generation that is ready to make a difference in the world,” study researcher Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., a psychology professor at California State University, said in a statement.
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