Why Positive Thinking Can Boost Physical Health
Stress affects a very large part of the population. Many people do not pay attention to stress, they tend to focus more on possible heart attacks or stroke. This is a major mistake in their thinking. Stress is the cornerstone of poor mental health, chronic pain, and disease that can be life-ending. The Mayo Clinic has stated that stress can be greatly reduced by positive thinking and the first step is to end negative self-talk.
There is any number of clichés, such as “you’re making a mountain out of a molehill,” in terms of blowing things out of proportion. When a person takes a situation and talks themselves into a frenzy, it increases stress. This, in turn, makes the blood pressure go up and in many cases, causes depression. The negative self-talk in their head, becomes an endless loop of, “I’m no good, I hate myself, the world is against me, what chance do I have?” When a person thinks in such a way, they find it hard to cope with anything life directs towards them. A positive thinker is able to deflect negativity and find ways to ease or eliminate stressful situations.
Positive thinkers like those that engage in the Law of Attraction theory, more than willingly adopt a healthy lifestyle. They know they will live longer, healthier lives if they look for positive activities to engage in. They look to compete in sports, attract friends who want to do healthy activities and enjoy great healthy food together.
Positive thinking helps greatly with avoiding colds or flu’s and even if it is a particularly strong virus, the positive mind and body can recover much faster. It is very likely that you have seen a friend or co-worker hit with a cold that stays with them for days. Their immune system cannot handle the virus because the negative thinking, has weakened it. Think back to someone with a really bad cold that stayed on. You probably heard them say things like, “I’ll never get rid of this thing.” That sort of thinking causes the body to weaken and the cold to gain more ground.
The Mayo Clinic found that positive thinking leads to greater heart health. There are a number of ways that one can have a damaged heart. Stress will weaken arteries. Stress and depression can lead to people making unhealthy choices like smoking, overdrinking and choosing poor food as a way to comfort themselves. Many people do not think about how eating a high sugar diet will affect them, other than weight gain. They tell themselves mentally that it is okay to gain a bit of weight and they really need a burger and fries to make themselves feel better at the moment. The thought never crosses their mind, that negative thinking combined with unhealthy food will lead to cardiovascular disease.
Positive thinking is an anti-aging device you can invest in. Those who live stress-free and fairly simple life, tend to live much longer. Combine positive thinking, with healthy eating and daily rigorous exercise-you then have the complete prescription for long life.