3 steps to boost your happiness right now
Happiness has many health benefits. Being happy helps you manage pain and stress, and prevent heart disease and cancer. In this Health Smarts video, Robin Miller, MD, shares 3 easy tips to boost your mood today.
[MUSIC PLAYING] The effects of happiness on your health can be even bigger than quitting smoking, but being happy isn't just luck.
You can make yourself happier every day.
Hi, I'm Dr. Miller. Take a moment to ask yourself this question-- are you happy? Happiness has a huge impact on your health.
From your heart to your skin to the pep in your step, happy feelings influence your brain and body chemistry
in ways that help you cope with pain and stress, to fend off colds, flu, heart disease, and even cancer.
The effects of happiness on your health can be even bigger than quitting smoking, but being happy isn't just luck.
You can make yourself happier every day. Here are three simple ways to boost your happiness quotient.
Listen to music. Whether you love Bach or Beyonce, music makes your brain release dopamine-- a lovely,
feel good neurotransmitter. Hang out with upbeat friends. Your chances of happiness increase by 15%
if someone in your immediate social circle is happy. Take a joy break. Even a few minutes of doing something you love-- singing,
hiking, watching a sunset-- can reduce anxiety and improve your mood. I'm Dr. Miller. For more ways to boost your mood and your health,
watch all our smart tips. [AUDIO LOGO]
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