When life gets you down, people almost always instinctively respond by telling you to stay positive. But the question is, why? Does being a glass-half-full versus glass-half-empty kind of person really make that much of a difference? The answer, in short, is yes.
Research has found that people who practice gratitude experience more positive emotions, better sleep, a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, increased optimism and happiness, greater goodwill toward others, healthier relationships, and less loneliness and isolation.
Working up a sweat has a positive impact on what’s happening inside your head—and the benefits are major, ranging from improved memory and increased focus to a better ability to manage stress.
A 60-minute B3 session: definitely a workout.But how about a 30-minute workout? Ten minutes? A quick power-walk during your lunch hour? We all want to be diligent about exercising regularly, but what, exactly, “counts” as exercise?