Health & Wellness Quotes

Zig Ziglar once said, “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will,” and recent research has successfully linked positive emotions, including gratitude, to overall improved health, outlook, and relationships.  In fact, the role gratitude plays in our overall health is gaining increased attention.  Just earlier this year, the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, in collaboration with UC Davis and the John Templeton Foundation, launched a $5.9 million project to advance the scientific study of gratitude, exploring the impact of gratitude on health.  Why wouldn’t we want to include gratitude in our health and wellness plan?

Below are other compelling quotes about the role positive thinking and gratitude play in overall health and wellness:

But when stressful situations go unresolved, the body is kept in a constant state of activation, which increases the rate of wear and tear to biological systems. Ultimately, fatigue or damage results, and the ability of the body to repair and defend itself can become seriously compromised. As a result, the risk of injury or disease escalates.“   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Studies seem to suggest that attitude alone can tip the balance between life and death. Certainly, depression and anxiety can fuel many illnesses, including heart disease, hypertension, asthma, and possibly even cancer and diabetes.”   The Council for Public Interest in Anesthesia

The long-term activation of the response system – and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones – can disrupt almost all your body’s processes.  This puts you at increased risk of numerous problems, including: heart disease, sleep problems, digestive problems, depression, obesity, memory impairment, and worsening of skin conditions (such as eczema).”  The Mayo Clinic

Grateful people are less likely to experience envy, anger, resentment, regret and other unpleasant states that produce stress.“   Robert Emmons, Psychology Professor, University of California, Davis

When you stop and count your blessings, you sort of hijack your emotional system.“  Michael McCullough, Psychology Professor, University of Miami


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Favorite Quote

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” John Milton

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