Gratitude means thanks and appreciation…which rhymes with attitude and comes from the Latin word gratus , which means thankful, pleasing. When you feel gratitude, you’re pleased by what someone did for you and also by the results.
Did you know that studies have shown that Gratitude can make you happier and heal pain & illnesses in your body. It boots your immunity to anger, disappointment and frustrations. Improving relationships and your body. Thanksgiving is a good holiday to give thanks for everything, we should be grateful everyday, not just on the holiday.
Have a positive attitude toward life and what comes at you on a daily basis. Being thankful for all the things that you have, family, and good health. Thinking of things that you are grateful each day. Don’t dwell on any negative thoughts. Be grateful for those in your life and be sure to tell them. When you only focus on positivity, it will return to you. As a christian believer, I have studied gratitude in the bible, and there are over 40 verses teaching on being thankful.
Benefits of Gratitude:
Can give you energy.
Help you become for other centered- inclined to help others
Will make you feel physically better
Make you become less materialistic
Help combat negativity
You are what you attract! Love and health will get better by being grateful where you are at in life at this moment.
Many factors affect your health. Some you cannot control, such as your genetics makeup or your age. But you can make changes to your lifestyle. By taking steps toward healthy living, you can help reduce risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and other serious diseases.
A healthy lifestyle consists of :
Healthy Diet- healthy foods that consists of fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, deathly fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, and water intake of 8 glasses a day.
Physical activity – 30 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous activity daily.
Body weight – maintain a healthy weight. BMI (body mass index), which is between 18.5 and 24.9 to considered normal
Moderate alcohol intake – drink in moderation or don’t drink at all.
Control your blood pressure and cholesterol
Protect yourself from too much sun
get enough sleep everyday
Experts have suggested that the best way to help people make healthy diet and lifestyle change is at the large-scale, population level, through public health efforts.