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13 Incredible Health Benefits of Gratitude to Remember Over the Holidays

Best Life Logo By Morgan Greenwald of Best Life | Slide 1 of 14: The holidays are all about spreading good cheer. And if you want to know how you can help brighten up someone's dreary winter day and improve your health and happiness in the process, all it takes is two words: "Thank you." Not only does a little niceness go a long way, but gratitude also comes with a number of surprising mental and physical health benefits, as well. People who are more appreciative are happier, less resentful, and even have sharper minds than the average individual. And that's just the tip of the iceberg!The benefits of being grateful extend far beyond the brain, making a person's heart healthier and leading to better, more restorative sleep. Want to learn just how far gratitude can take you this holiday season? Read on and see for yourself all of the ways being grateful can keep you healthy over the holidays. And for more ways to have an extra happy holiday, check out the 17 Top Tips from Psychologists for Dealing with Holiday Stress.

13 Incredible Health Benefits of Gratitude to Remember Over the Holidays

The holidays are all about spreading good cheer. And if you want to know how you can help brighten up someone's dreary winter day and improve your health and happiness in the process, all it takes is two words: "Thank you." Not only does a little niceness go a long way, but gratitude also comes with a number of surprising mental and physical health benefits, as well. People who are more appreciative are happier, less resentful, and even have sharper minds than the average individual. And that's just the tip of the iceberg!

The benefits of being grateful extend far beyond the brain, making a person's heart healthier and leading to better, more restorative sleep. Want to learn just how far gratitude can take you this holiday season? Read on and see for yourself all of the ways being grateful can keep you healthy over the holidays. And for more ways to have an extra happy holiday, check out the 17 Top Tips from Psychologists for Dealing with Holiday Stress.

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