Using Happiness as Your Personal Fountain of Youth

by Danny Rodgers
(Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

Many people searching self help websites are looking for the key to happiness. They search terms like “how to be happy” and look for themagic bullet to increase their happiness in their lives.

So most people do really recognize just how powerful a tool happiness can be. But some people underestimate its ability to help you stay young and healthy.

Experts study the impact on a person’s emotion on his overall wellbeing, and the findings always support their theory: being happy is a secret to a youthful mind and body. Doctors even believe that their patients heal better and faster when their moods are lighter and stress free.

If you are serious about delaying aging, you also have to think about what you do to yourself and how you take care of your body.

First, you need to consider your diet. When you eat fatty and processed foods, you speed up the aging process.

You need to avoid additives and trans-fats altogether. These two ingredients rob you of your health because it robs your body of the nutrients it needs.

These over processed foods and unnatural ingredients definitely can affect your moods and your mental health as well. The more rubbish you consume, the worse your depressions and mood swings will be.

Instead, turn to the natural solutions. The problem is, some people immediately assume that fruits and vegetables make boring and unappealing meals.

If you use your imagination and some of the healthy recipes you can find online, you’ll be surprised at the number of sumptuous and healthy mealsyou can actually have by using fine items that are entirely healthy.

If you want to enjoy your life to the fullest, you also have to think about what you do with your body. Make sure to get actively involved in exercise.

In fact, cardiovascular activities such as walking or biking go a long way when done regularly. To strengthen your muscles, yoga or Pilates is believed to be effective as well.

Then, you can look deep into yourselves and think about your emotional health. Laughter is a great way to stay healthy.

While diet and exercise aren’t always easy to get into, staying positive can actually make your life more fun. It serves the most basic human need to feel as if they do belong to the world they live in.

When you constantly think of the brighter side of the situation, you lift your spirits. You feel lighter about yourself and see the positive side of life.

How you choose to react to things that happen to you in your daily life can ultimately determine how you age. Several research materials have shown how much hold the mind has over the body. These studies have actually discovered how your immune system performs better if you learn how to smile and laugh.

Happier people live longer because their bodies are constantly powered with natural endorphins. These are the hormones that signal just how good a person feels. While stress comes at the most unexpected times, you have to not allow it to take its toll over your body. When you feel extreme anxiety, you agitate your entire system. Thus, you react to the situation unacceptably.

Learn to take a step back and as what the younger generation now say, ‘take a chill pill.’ Try the old fashioned ‘count to ten’ before you swear or blow up about what suddenly happened, to help you calm down.

Be VERY selective about who you choose to spend time with and which friends you socialise with every day. Surround yourself with people who make you feel better. Happiness is more than just about having fun. It is a healing force that has a powerful impact on the way you look at life.

Cheerful people have that certain glow about them, and it’s that you be one of them. You’ll soon see just how better life can be if you appreciate the blessings that you have.

More than that, you also become productive because you know that you will have the energy to live through life’s ups and downs.