You must have heard this before – being happy and positive helps you steer clear of heart diseases, reduces stress, and helps you to keep your blood pressure low. All of us, at some point, would have read something like that from the Reader’s Digest in the ’90s and ’00s – but are they true? And, with the scientific and research advancements over the past two decades – do these little happiness fact tidbits and nuggets hold true?
Yes, and it seems like the little acts and truths about the benefits of positivity and happiness are not going anywhere. Here, five positive emotions – love, hope, empathy, gratefulness, and happiness – and their effects and benefits on your body: