The Weather Outside Is Sunny: Are You?

Hooray! Our summer days seem to be finally here in New England. 

This article, adapted  from the NIH, offers tips and lots of health reasons to make our mood match the weather. If you tend to look on the sunny side, a growing body of research suggests that your  positive outlook can boost both your mental resilience and your physical health.

Tips for maintaining a positive mindset:

Improved Mental State and Improved Physical Health: Which Happens First?  

People who are emotionally well, experts say, have fewer negative emotions and are able to bounce back from difficulties faster. This quality is called resilience. Another sign of emotional wellness is being able to hold onto positive emotions longer and appreciate the good times. Developing a sense of meaning and purpose in life—and focusing on what’s important to you—also contributes to emotional wellness.

Read the entire NIH article here.

 

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