Share your secrets to boost your health
Keeping secrets is bad for your emotional and physical well-being. In this video, Robin Miller, MD, discusses the health benefits of sharing your secrets.
ROBIN MILLER: Share your deepest secrets. It can really give your health a boost. Hi, Dr. Miller here with a smart tip
for your emotional well-being. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Keeping a secret weighs you down emotionally. Even worse, it interferes with healthy habits. [MUSIC PLAYING]
In a new study people were asked to recall a deep, meaningful secret but keep it to themselves. Afterward, they felt exhausted when
asked to think about doing anything physical. Hills look steeper. Rows looked longer. They didn't feel up to doing a physical favor for a friend,
such as carrying groceries either. [MUSIC PLAYING]
If a secret's weighing down your mind and compromising your health try sharing it with someone who you know will be supportive and keep
your secret. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Maybe even a trained therapist. Writing it down in your journal can also bring emotional relief. [MUSIC PLAYING]
When you do share your secret, describe what happened, what you think about it, and how it makes you feel. Then let it go.
And watch all our smart tips for more ways to nurture your well being.
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