What are you grateful for today? First – be grateful that your gratitude has so many health benefits!
Did you know that research studies have linked gratitude with multiple health benefits including an increase in self-esteem, improved sleep, higher resiliency and overall life satisfaction?
These studies also show that being thankful improves physical health as grateful people experience fewer aches and pains and report feeling healthier and more motivated to take care of their health. They exercise more often and are more likely to seek help for their health-related concerns.
When you smile, your whole body changes… chemicals and endorphins actually make your brain feel better and do better. And there is nothing more beautiful and infectious than a smiling face!
Being grateful is also good for the heart. A 2016 study by the American Psychological Association determined that participants with higher gratitude scores were linked to having a better mood, higher quality of sleep and less inflammation. This same study found that patients who kept gratitude journals for an 8 week period showed reductions in circulating levels of several important inflammatory biomarkers, as well as an increase in heart rate variability. “Improved heart rate variability is considered a measure of reduced cardiac risk,” said study author Paul J. Mills (a professor of family medicine and public health at the University of San Diego). This study really caught my attention because heart rate variability is one of the baseline metrics that I use at RE:FORM Body Clinic with my patients to assess their overall health.
I am fascinated by these studies and have taken them to heart. I take time each day to reflect upon what I am thankful for and a common theme that pops up is you – my patients! .
Thanks to you and your dedication to your health, I have the distinct privilege of working with you to live the healthiest lives possible.
I love my patients! I love waking up each morning motivated and excited to get out of bed and spend my day helping amazing people reach their health goals. I love my job and I know how lucky I am to have this incredible opportunity!
This is why twice a year RE:FORM Body Clinic hosts Discover Chiropractic Week. A week dedicated to celebrating our patients and also giving everyone else the opportunity to get a health check up and learn more about the incredible health benefits of Chiropractic care.
Before Friday I would be grateful if you could help me share the gift of Chiropractic. You don’t need to think of someone in pain – just think of someone you love and/or care about and give them the opportunity to come in and talk to me and learn about Chiropractic.
Have them call 613-321-3533 to book in now!, this week all new patient services are on me!
In closing, I am grateful for all of you! Now take a moment and think about what you are grateful for… your health will thank you and your happy smile will light up the room and make someone’s day!
Yours in health,