Volume 1 Issue 10 November 2010

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Positive Thinking, Reduces Stress & Makes Life More Enjoyable your self-talk comes from logic and reason. Other self-talk may arise from misconceptions that you create because of lack of information.

In this issue: Positive Thinking, Reduces

The health benefits of positive thinking

Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you're optimistic or pessimistic. In fact, some studies show that these personality traits — optimism and pessimism — can affect many areas of your health and well-being. Positive thinking also is a key part of effective stress management. Positive thinking doesn't mean that you keep your head in the sand and ignore life's less pleasant situations. It just means that you approach the unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way.

Understanding Understandi ng positive thinking and self-talk Self-talk is the endless stream of thoughts that run through your head every day. These automatic thoughts can be positive or negative. Some of

Researchers continue to explore the effects of positive thinking and optimism on health. Health benefits that positive thinking may provide include: Increased life span Lower rates of depression Lower levels of distress Greater resistance to the common cold Better psychological and physical well -being Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress It's unclear why people who engage in positive thinking experience these health benefits. One theory is that having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with stressful situations, which reduces the harmful health effects of stress on your body. It's also thought that positive and optimistic people live healthier lifestyles — they get more physical activity, follow a healthier diet, and have reduced rates of smoking and alcohol consumption.


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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/positive-thinking/ SR00009 Article by: Mayo Clinic Staff

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