Mind over matter? There’s more truth to that common saying than meets the eye. Emerging scientific research has proven how healthy optimism and mindfulness can strengthen your immune system, enhance your wellness and even help you to live longer!
The Incredible Health Benefits of Mindful Positivity
Just a few months ago, a research paper published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PNAS, found that people who are optimistic had “exceptional longevity.”
In fact, positive men and women lived an incredible 15% longer! While there may be many reasons, one factor may be how positivity and mindfulness strengthen your immune system and other healthy processes in your body.
- Just one 60-hour practice session in being mindful has been clinically linked with lowered stress and anxiety. Stress weakens your immune response and provokes disease-causing inflammation.
- Thinking happy thoughts is associated with better immune cell responses to infections, and a stronger immune system in general.
- And so much more, including better sleep (sleep is critical for immunity), healthier blood pressure (specifically in older populations) and better pain management.
If you want to boost your immune system, lengthen your lifespan and experience all the incredible wellness benefits of healthy optimism and positive mindfulness, try the following strategies today.
Easy Science-Backed Ways to Add Positive Mindfulness and Healthy Optimism to Your Day
1. Get By With a Little Help From Your Friends
Who you spend the most time with has a powerful influence over your own emotional and mental health.
If you surround yourself with people who embody positivity and practice mindfulness, you’ll begin to mimic and emulate their world views and outlook on life.
Researchers have found that we tend to become like the seven people we surround ourselves with the most.
It’s important that we each take an honest look at our social circles and invest in friendships that support positivity, self-growth, and healthy habits like eating well.
2. Use Positive Affirmations
This might seem like a hippie, New Age trick, but it’s backed by scientific research and countless psychologists.
Not unlike the way that our minds tend to soak up a corporation’s marketing messages if we hear it often enough, repeating positive affirmations (i.e. mantras) helps rewire your brain and shift your mindset into a positive space.
Think of a few positive affirmations, such as “All things work together for good,” or “Every day is a fresh start,” and place them wherever you tend to spend a lot of time.
This might be in your car on the dashboard, or posted on the edge of your office computer monitor, or taped to your bathroom mirror.
With every positive thought, you’re thinking your way to a faster, stronger immune system.
3. Get in Touch With Nature
Spending time outdoors reconnects you to the grounding elements, and it also has powerful health effects.
For instance, not only does it enhance a general sense of positivity, well-being and calm, but it also boosts your immune system’s cells.
Enjoy “forest bathing” or “earthing,” which is the scientifically studied health practice of being in the forest and being in touch with the soil.
Finally, whether you’re walking through a lush park or sitting in quiet meditation, support your positivity from the inside out with BioPro-Plus 500. It contains thymic proteins, which encourage and support the production of the cells in your immune system.
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