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A Happy Life = A Healthy One

Dr Vimee Bindra

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

2 min read


Being happy makes U healthy and a healthy body will make U happy! Both go hand in hand. Happiness is connected to positivity, activeness, enthusiasm, warmth, joy, and well-being. UR feelings play a vital role in making you fit! Your emotions are a manifestation of the complex interaction between chemical messengers in UR body.

But in this day and age, the vital connection between happiness and life is significantly affected. The daily hustle and bustle of everyday living is causing anxiousness and anxiety. People are increasingly getting stressed. Women, especially face a lot of stress – a woman’s body is more complex than a man’s and hormones play an important role in emotional well-being. Did you know that a happy woman enjoys better health?

Here are some more reasons for you to strive to be cheerful and positive!

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Happiness reduces stress levels

Stress releases cortisol known as flight hormones. This hormone is harmful above a certain level. It can lead to headache, tension, migraine, decreased metabolism, reduced reproductive performance, decreased emotional control, anger, osteoporosis, overeating, bingeing, weight gain and reduced immunity levels.


Happiness is good for the heart. Many studies show that people who are happy and stress-free, have lesser heart attacks, lower pulse rate, reduced hypertension and variability in heart patterns.


Heart is protected

Love, happiness and positive thinking is good for the heart. Many studies state that people who are happy and stress-free have lesser heart attacks. A happy state also leads to lower pulse rate, reduced hypertension and variability in heart patterns.

Immunity is boosted

Have U ever wondered why sad people fall sick more often? Happiness and stress-free behaviour helps to boost immunity and fight diseases!

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Overall health is enhanced

‘Laughter is the best medicine’ – just like the saying goes, it is important to laugh as often as possible! It keeps you happy. Studies suggest that at least 15 minutes of laughing a day can help improve health, well-being and immunity. Laughing helps manage headaches and increases the quality of sleep as well.

Happiness increases UR lifespan

If the health status of any country or state needs to be measured – the lifespan of the people or their longevity is studied. Studies prove that happy people live long!

Physical Appearance & Happiness

A healthy and physically fit body enhances UR self-esteem and boosts UR confidence. This is why it’s important for U to spend some time looking after UR physical appearance and maintaining it. If U look good, U feel good – this in turn releases endorphins and helps boost UR self-image.

Tips to be a happy woman
  • Praise URself
  • Express gratitude or say thanks more often
  • Spread happiness or foster happy thoughts
  • Develop positive thinking and keep negative thoughts at bay
  • Exercise, meditate and practice yoga
  • Count UR blessings
  • Help others