Positivity actually makes you heathier

I’ve previously written an article that touches on the negative effects of stress on brain and body function, but today I want to talk about the benefits of positivity more specifically.

Your brain releases chemicals that effect your entire body. Today I want to look at how the thoughts that you think and the emotions that you feel directly affect other bodily processes.

Stress hormones wreak havoc on your body

When your brain feels stress, it releases a chemical called cortisol, known as the stress hormone for this very reason. Cortisol is used in survival to quickly prepare us for escape from danger. It does this by slowing down some bodily functions in order to speed up others. Quick energy is prioritized while general recovery is neglected in order to make a quick getaway or fight possible. This is why stress leads to constipation, digestion problems and muscle tension.

Enjoyment and calming hormones lead to recovery

When you relax and enjoy something like a hobby, your brain releases a chemical called serotonin. This is also referred to as the love hormone, responsible for the emotional highs that are experienced during infatuation. Your brain releases this chemical to signal to the body that it is in a safe place and can start certain bodily functions that requires more energy, since there is no danger nearby. This is why serotonin release causes increased healing and recovery. Hugging a significant other before sleep has been shown to increase over sleep time and quality.

By balancing your mind through positive thought, you empower the rest of your body to function accordingly. Happy thoughts, happy life!

Feel free to like, reblog, mention, share or comment on this post. Happy living!

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39 thoughts on “Positivity actually makes you heathier

  1. Such a great post .. being positive is the best way to live life in a healthy way without any stress…

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    1. I agree with you WhyToStop πŸ˜‰

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    2. Thank you and couldn’t agree more.

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  2. Well saidπŸ‘πŸ‘

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  3. A short, post simply written with the potential to be life changing. Thank you for sharing.πŸ™β€οΈ

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      1. A pleasure
        Regards and all the best with your blog
        craig

        PS
        Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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  4. Very informative, thanks πŸ˜‰

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    1. My pleasure. Thank you for your great comment!

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  5. So true and yet (for me) sometimes so hard to follow πŸ™‚ Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Very true. It’s often not as easy to do than to talk about.

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  6. ah so you know the theory very well!

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    1. I’m learning so much all the time.

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      1. great and then we need to put it into practise … good luck!

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      2. you’re most welcome!

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  7. Hormones play a much greater role in the body than most of us realize. Nicely done!
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  8. I love the way your post makes the point simply and clearly.

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    1. How nice of you to say that. Thank you!

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  9. Rabindranath Pradhan December 1, 2018 — 3:13 pm

    A beautiful post.

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  10. Thanks for the awesome post.

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