Believe it or not but our emotions play a vital role in our well-being. An encouraging frame of mind can work wonders in serving you deal with various ailments. A recent study has found that people with May advantage from maintaining positive emotions. The study tracked more than 1,000 patients with coronary heart disease over the course of five years. Patients who reported advanced positive psychological states were more expected to be actually energetic, sleep better and take their heart medications and were also fewer likely to smoke, compared to patients with lower levels of positive states.
“Negative emotions and depression are known to have harmful effects on health, but it is less clear how positive emotions might be health-protective,” said Nancy L Sin, postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Healthy Aging and in the department of biobehavioural health at Penn State.
“We found that positive emotions are associated with a range of long-term health habits, which are important for reducing the risk of future heart problems and death,” Sin said. The researchers assessed psychological well-being of participants at baseline and again at a five-year follow-up by asking the participants to rate the extent that they had felt 10 specified positive emotions, including “interested,” “proud,” “enthusiastic” and “inspired.” Physical bustle, nap eminence, medication obedience and alcohol and cigarette exercise were also measured at baseline and again five years later.
People with larger positive well-being may be more aggravated and pushy in appealing in healthy behaviors. They might have more assurance in their abilities to maintain routines such as physical activity and sleep sanitation. Positive emotions may also facilitate people to well again adjust their health goals and to proactively deal with pressure and setbacks. “Efforts to sustain or enhance positive emotions may be promising for promoting better health behaviours,” said researchers. The study is published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.