Cart
Checkout Secure
Spend $x more for Free Shipping
Find A Store

1300 633 362

MON-FRI 9AM-5PM AEST

Get Happy, Get Healthy

By Stephen Maxwell March 04, 2021

Get Happy, Get Healthy
New research finds that higher life satisfaction is correlated with higher overall health: psychological, physical and behavioural.

The Milbank Quarterly published recent research that found higher life satisfaction is associated to 21 positive health & wellbeing markers, including:

  • 46% depression reduction risk

  • 26% reduction in risk of mortality

  • 25% decreased risk of physical functioning limitations

  • 12% decreased risk of chronic pain

  • 14% reduced risk of sleep onset insomnia (initially falling asleep)

  • 8% higher likelihood of being engaged in regular physical activity

  • increased mental well-being such as feeling more optimistic and positive, with a purpose in life and a sense of mastery. These people also reported a decreased sense of loneliness, hopelessness and general negativity.

Who was in the study?

Almost 13,000 adults, over age 50. The study was a self evaluation over four years, designed to see if there was a link between overall life satisfaction and health factors. 

What does this mean for you?

Whether you're dealing with acute or chronic physical symptoms, or simply want to watch out for your health, know that there is much you can control. By actively taking steps to life your best life, no matter how you feel, you'll enjoy greater satisfaction out of your days, and even help protect your mind and body against health challenges.

How can you start improving your life satisfaction?

Here's some tips to get started:

  • Express gratitude for the blessings you have right now

  • Set some goals that you're inspired to achieve

  • Get out into nature

  • Connect with your family and friends more often

  • Decrease the use of social media

  • Work on your physical fitness

  • Make an effort to eat more fruits and vegetables

  • Seek help where needed - you don't need to feel stuck on your own!

  • Practise meditation and mindfulness

  • Find ways to help you 'switch off' from work

  • Improve your posture

  • Make sleep and rest a priority

  • Play, have fun and be silly - it's not just for kids!

Want a little extra nutritional support?

Final Thoughts:

Your life and how much you love it matters. Intergovernmental organisations like the United Nations (UN) and World Health Organisation (WHO), have been pushing countries over the last few years to include wellbeing indicators when deciding on national policy. This highlights how much of a potential flow on effect the sense of individual and community wellbeing can have. When you take steps to love your life more, everyone wins!

Reference:

University of British Columbia. "High life satisfaction linked to better overall health." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 March 2021. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210303091405.htm>.

Older Post Newer Post

Categories

Added to cart!
Quercetin Complex by Herbs of Gold
Someone purchased 36 minutes ago from Bundaberg, QLD
100% Whey Gold Standard 5lb by Optimum Nutrition
Someone purchased 28 minutes ago from Newcastle, NSW
OxyShred by EHP Labs
Someone purchased 23 minutes ago from Townsville, QLD
Ultra Zinc+ by Herbs of Gold
Someone purchased 16 minutes ago from Hobart, TAS
Lean Whey by Genetix Nutrition
Someone purchased 25 minutes ago from Ballarat, VIC
100% Whey Gold Standard 10lbs by Optimum Nutrition
Someone purchased 43 minutes ago from Coff's Harbour, NSW
Iron Advanced by Fusion Health
Someone purchased 11 minutes ago from Wollongong, NSW
Astra 8 Immune Tonic by Fusion Health
Someone purchased 17 minutes ago from Newcastle, NSW
Magnesium Forte by Herbs Of Gold
Someone purchased 44 minutes ago from Canberra, ACT
Vital All-In-One by Vital
Someone purchased 42 minutes ago from Cairns, QLD
Vitamin C 1000 Plus by Herbs of Gold
Someone purchased 36 minutes ago from Hervey Bay, QLD
100% Pure Creatine by Genetix Nutrition Essentials
Someone purchased 31 minutes ago from Sydney, NSW
Curcumin Advanced by Fusion Health
Someone purchased 16 minutes ago from Perth, WA
Activated B Complex by Herbs of Gold
Someone purchased 52 minutes ago from Coff's Harbour, NSW
Smart Protein Bar by Smart Diet Solutions
Someone purchased 6 minutes ago from Launceston, TAS
Bromelain Forte by Herbs of Gold
Someone purchased 25 minutes ago from Hobart, TAS
Activated Sublingual B12 by Herbs of Gold
Someone purchased 44 minutes ago from Toowoomba, QLD
Ubiquinol 150mg by Herbs of Gold
Someone purchased 32 minutes ago from Gold Coast, QLD
Probiotic + SB by Herbs of Gold
Someone purchased 42 minutes ago from Sydney, NSW
Digest-Zymes by Herbs of Gold
Someone purchased 36 minutes ago from Sunshine Coast, QLD
Acetyl L-Carnitine by Herbs of Gold
Someone purchased 35 minutes ago from Canberra, ACT
Ultimate Plant Protein by B Raw
Someone purchased 32 minutes ago from Geraldton, WA
Oxyshred Hardcore Ultra Concentration by EHP Labs
Someone purchased 33 minutes ago from Adelaide, SA
Women's Multi + by Herbs Of Gold
Someone purchased 34 minutes ago from Townsville, QLD
Stress & Anxiety by Fusion Health
Someone purchased 22 minutes ago from Rockhampton, QLD
Kidney Tonic by Fusion Health
Someone purchased 14 minutes ago from Geraldton, WA
Burn Protein Bars by Maxine's
Someone purchased 46 minutes ago from Sydney, NSW
Freak3d by Anabolix Nutrition
Someone purchased 13 minutes ago from Ballarat, VIC
Berberine ImmunoPlex by Herbs of Gold
Someone purchased 36 minutes ago from Darwin, NT
Organic Iron Max by Herbs Of Gold
Someone purchased 25 minutes ago from Dubbo, NSW
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $99 Spend XX More For Free Shipping Currently experiencing shipping delays - orders may be delayed 1-3 days Current restrictions may impact delivery times Spend AUD$99 To Receive Free Shipping Spend $x more for Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX You Have Qualified for Free Shipping