The benefits of happiness on human health have been well documented in the revolution in positive psychology. Researchers such as Seligman and Shawn Achor are leaders in human wellbeing and happiness and make fascinating reading. Your brain has a part called the reticular activating system that makes you notice what you have trained your brain to focus on. Taking a few minutes every morning to look around you and find gratitude for the things you have in life helps train your brain to focus on positives . Your brain actually learns to look for things to be happy about as the reticular activating system is engaged in your new focus.
There is also a lot of research into the importance of human-animal coexistence. Pet owners know how much their furry friend improves their quality of life from the unconditional love that animal’s provide. On an emotional level, owning a pet can decrease depression, stress and anxiety. The health benefits include; lowering your blood pressure, improving your immunity by a reduction in stress and even decreasing your risk of heart attack and stroke. The key that provides all of these health benefits is the happiness that an animal brings to our lives.
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