New Study Supports Connection Between Our Thoughts and Health

Even though a new study may not be exactly related to postpartum disorders, it reinforces the widely held belief that our thoughts can work for us or against us.

Psychologists find that healthy thoughts lead to greater happiness, less depression and anxiety, positive feelings and behavior.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, is a short-term model of treatment which provides tools to help us change our distorted negative thoughts which can manifest in depressed and anxious mood.

Now we are able to relate these maladaptive thinking patterns to poor physical health as well as emotional health, reinforcing the power of the mind-body connection.

According to a study at the University of Illinois assessing 5100 adults ages 45 to 84 for affect of cardiovascular health, they found that the most optimistic participants were twice as likely to be in good cardiovascular health. (See Health Behavior and Policy Review, Jan 2015).

Just another reason to work on changing our thinking!

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~ by ppdsus on April 16, 2015.

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