In the news today, a recent study suggests that by keeping happy you may ward off heart disease. Does this mean that there is truth in the saying that someone is “heart-broken”?
(This is another story along the similar line on which I blogged last year – Meditation eases heart disease)
“US researchers monitored the health of 1,700 people over 10 years, finding the most anxious and depressed were at the highest risk of the disease. They could not categorically prove happiness was protective, but said people should try to enjoy themselves.”
“Essentially spending a few minutes each day truly relaxed and enjoying yourself is certainly good for your mental health and may improve your physical health as well.”
What do you think about this? I think any adult who has faced stress or unhappiness will know intuitively that these states of mind are bad for their health.
This article brought to mind the fact that my alma-mater, Wellington College, introduced “Happiness lessons” a few years ago;