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Can Eating Healthier Make You a Happier Person?

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Do you eat healthy now? Do you already have a good habit of eating fruits and vegetables and feel happier every day because of it? That’s right! You read that right and it really shouldn’t come to any surprise to anyone reading this since fruits and vegetables are healthy foods and most of them, if not all of them, taste great as it is.

 

According to a study done in Australia, it is a fact that eating healthier every day can make you a happier person. And, as long as you keep this healthy diet going, you will be a happier. One thing is for sure, most fruits and vegetables either have no calories or low calories and no fat or low fat and eating them every day can help you lose weight and keep it off. This will allow you to have more energy which will make you happier too. Losing the weight by eating better and keeping the weight off, will help you look better which will also make you happier.

 

Eating Fruits and Vegetables Versus Not Eating Fruits and Vegetables

 

The study that was done in Australia showed that people who went from eating no fruits and vegetables to eating them every day made them healthier and happier. During the study, the participants had to eat at least eight portions of fruits and vegetables per day to be healthier and happier. As a matter of fact, those who went from eating none to eight portions per day, experienced a satisfaction equal to that of someone who went from unemployed to getting a job. Not only this, but eating these healthy foods makes the person eating them happier before it even improves their health.

 

Although eating better does make people happier faster, their health will improve too, however, it will take longer because, according to the Australian study, the improvement of their health from eating healthier occurs over a longer period of time.

 

Why Does Eating Healthier Make People Happier?

 

Many people may be wondering why this happens to those who eat healthier. Although it isn’t exactly clear why this happens to people who eat at least eight portions of fruits and vegetables per day, the study that was done suggests that it may be because of the increased pigments, otherwise known as carotenoids that are included in certain fruits and vegetables. One example of such food is carrots with the increased level of carotenoids. These carotenoids are actually linked to an increased level of optimism in those who eat more of it.

 

Not only is an increase in eating fruits and vegetables linked to the higher levels of optimism in people who eat them, but it was also found, during this research study, that getting more Vitamin B12 is linked to an increased level of serotonin which is a neurotransmitter in the brain that can cause regulated moods in people making them happier overall.

 

Can these new facts about eating a better diet making people happier, help doctors to be able to convince people to eat healthier? What do you think?

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6 Best Reasons to Exercise Besides Weight Loss

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We have all been told how important regular exercise is but it isn’t just for weight loss or to gain strength. There are many other reasons for getting on the treadmill every day. Although most of us think of weight loss and getting stronger when we exercise, here are other good reasons to exercise besides for losing weight.

 

1 – Can Improve Your Memory

 

Did you ever wonder why you are able to think better after a good workout? It is because regular exercise gives your brain more energy and oxygen. Just by regularly exercising and making it a daily habit, you can improve your memory and even be able to learn better. This is a really good reason to exercise every day since no one wants to lose their memory.

 

2 – Can Improve Your Posture

 

Regular exercise can help improve your posture and help you sit up straighter. Having good posture is important for keeping your back straight and keeping the pain away from an arched back. The best way to improve your posture is to exercise the muscles controlling it and holding you back from having good posture. Just by exercising your abs, back muscles, and more, you can sit up straighter and prevent pain. You can do posture exercises either sitting or standing, whichever way you prefer.

 

3 – Can Improve Your Confidence

 

Regular exercise can improve your confidence in yourself as well. This is because, it does help you lose weight and when you start looking better and feeling better, you will feel better about yourself. However, there is more to it than that. Regular exercise gives you confidence because it can help you feel more accomplished and social, especially if you are working out in a gym where you can interact with other people who have the same goals in mind that you do.

 

4 – Can Help you Reduce Stress

 

As long as you exercise regularly, you can reduce stress. This is because when you exercise, you release endorphins that make you happier, reducing stress. Not only this, but while exercising, the act of doing so can help you get your mind off of the stress you have in your life.

 

5 – Can Help You Sleep Better at Night

 

If you have been having trouble sleeping at night, just start exercising regularly and it will improve your sleep at night. This is because exercising in the morning and in the afternoon can wear you out and help relax you to help you sleep at night. Just try not to exercise right before bedtime because it can have the opposite effect on you.

 

6 – Can Give You More Energy

 

Regular exercise in the morning and afternoon can give you the energy boosts you need to get through your day. This is because it gets your heart pumping blood through your body and this can make you feel more energetic. Although working out a lot can wear you out, regular exercise in the mornings and afternoons can give you the energy boost you need to get through the day without being tired.

 

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