Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier

How Happiness Affects Health

There is a vast body of research detailing the relationship between negative emotions and health. Among other issues, anxiety can impact inflammation, and stress may affect pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. More research is starting to look at the other side of the coin — positive emotions have been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and may even affect longevity.

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March 21, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014