Putting a smile on your face is good for your heart. While you should definitely continue with your exercise routines and a healthy diet, sporting a positive attitude is definitely a heart-healthy habit. Various studies have shown that positive people have less risk of developing heart disease than people with a glass-half-empty attitude.
It’s not exactly clear why people with a positive attitude are able to avoid heart disease but it’s possible that they are able to create and stick to their health-related goals. A study conducted by Penn State University showed that people with a positive outlook on life were more likely to sleep better, exercise more and avoid smoking.
The findings also showed that people can start having a positive attitude later in life and still make a positive impact on the health of their hearts. Putting a smile on your face while cutting down on your stress levels is good for you in so many ways. Rising up to the face of adversity and still staying positive throughout your trials and tribulations will not only make you feel better emotionally but can help you stay physically healthy as well.
There are a lot of contributing factors that can influence your heart health and they should all be kept in mind as you make your way through life. Eat healthy, exercise, stay positive, avoid smoking and try your best to maintain a balanced approach to living. These are all key factors that can lower the risk of developing heart disease in the near future and further on down the line.
You need to take care of your heart. It is your best friend and continues to keep the blood flowing throughout your body. Never take it for granted and always try to do what’s best for it on a day-to-day basis. In the end, it will thank you for it.
Here at Heart 2 Heart, we are dedicated to teaching people about the heart and how to react when facing a cardiac emergency. We provide courses for standard first aid CPR/AED, emergency first aid and recertification. To learn more about our CPR courses please visit heart2heartcpr.com or call us at 416-960-5319 to register for one of our upcoming classes. Saving a life can be easy when you know the exact steps to follow.