New research has found that if you are happy to take the time to become a more successful and happier person, it can lead to long-lasting health benefits.
The research by researchers from the University of Sydney and the University in London shows that the happiness that is achieved through eating healthier can lead people to healthier behaviour and lower levels of depression and anxiety.
Dr Sarah Lister, from the School of Social Work at the University, said: “We have been trying to make people healthier for over 50 years and the results of this research suggests that being happy is a key to better health.”
It’s important to understand the causes of happiness, which are complex and can vary depending on individual circumstances and the people around you.””
In addition, we know that happiness can be associated with a number of health benefits including better wellbeing, reduced stress and improved physical and mental health.
Our study found that people who felt more satisfied with their lives and more satisfied were more likely to engage in healthier behaviours, such as increasing physical activity, cutting down on unhealthy food and reducing the amount of time they spent in the kitchen.
“The most effective way to make healthy changes in your life can be through the simple act of becoming happier.”
“While it is often assumed that happiness is an individual thing, our research shows that it is in fact linked to many social and cultural factors.”
People who felt happier were more physically active, had less stress and depression, were less likely to have high blood pressure and were less anxious than people who were less happy.””
The more happy people were, the more likely they were to be healthier.
“The research involved more than 1,000 people over a 16-month period.
Participants were asked to complete a questionnaire that included a question about their lifestyle habits, such like how often they ate a healthy food, what they ate, how much time they spend in the home and how much they spent on socialising.”
We also asked them to record their feelings about their daily lives and health, and how they were feeling about their family life,” Dr Lister said.”
In short, we wanted to see if there was a relationship between the things we do and how happy they are.””
This was the perfect time to look at the whole picture, because our results show that happiness does indeed correlate with the health and wellbeing of a community.””
People with lower levels [of happiness] are more likely not to have good relationships with their partners and family members and are less likely be able to maintain good health and to get the most out of life.
“The researchers also looked at the relationship between happiness and physical activity levels.
The researchers found that those who were happy were more active than those who felt unhappy.”
This is because the feeling of happiness is associated with physical activity and the feeling that you’re having a good time is associated to a sense of satisfaction,” Dr Raffaele Giacomini, the lead researcher, said.
Dr Giacomsini said: “[The] finding that people were happier when they were happier also has implications for how happiness is perceived in the general population.”
There is evidence that when people feel happy, they tend to feel more positive about their lives, more positive attitudes towards others, more enjoyment of their job, and are more willing to accept changes in their lives.””
So it’s not just about a particular person’s happiness; it’s also about the attitudes of their colleagues and the community at large.””
Our findings show that being happier can lead you to better mental health and reduce stress, but there is also evidence that being sad is also associated with poor mental health.””
If you’re feeling unhappy, or even depressed, and you’re looking to improve your health and the well-being of others, you need to be aware that it’s important not to take this to the extremes and get angry or defensive.”
If it makes you feel better, it may help you feel less miserable.
“To see more of the study, visit: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740862400120043#section5