Your emotions, your thoughts may effect your health...
|Your emotions, your thoughts may effect your health...||Darrell Miller||08/09/05|
August 09, 2005 03:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Your emotions, your thoughts may effect your health...
Your emotions, your thoughts May effect your health
Concerning the supposed connection between positive emotions and overall health, many feel that, well, they’re not so connected. It is interesting to note that they’d be right—and wrong. The way we think and feel has a definite correlation to our health; in other words, our bad thoughts and emotions may affect us in the same manner as our good ones. In a recent study at Duke University, a research professor discovered that high levels of hostility have been shown to lead to an increased susceptibility of coronary disease by the age of 50.
These “hostile” people are four to seven times more likely to have coronary problems, mainly due to the stress the hostile emotions put on their body. Negative thoughts and feelings can affect the state of your health, usually in the form of stress.
“A group of researchers found that the number of ill-nesses suffered decreased as peopl e had mor e positive thoughts, including a relief.”
On the other hand, a group of researchers found that the number of illnesses suffered decreased as people had more positive thoughts, including a relief from stress-based illnesses. The negative thoughts were thought to be a factor contributing to these people’s decreased state of health, and as the “bad thoughts” lessened and the “good thoughts” increased, the overall state of health seemed to improve. Ultimately, your health and mood are connected—they influence one another. The brain and the nervous system work hand in hand, and any differences in the levels of hormones and neurotransmitters can affect your mood positively and negatively. One timeproven method for fighting off a bad mood is exercise. Exercise stimulates a release of endorphins, which work to improve your mood and alleviate stress.