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20 Science-Backed Benefits of Gratitude

Best Life Logo By Morgan Greenwald of Best Life | Slide 1 of 21: On its own, being a grateful person is already a good thing; a little niceness never hurts. But the quality comes with a number of surprising mental and physical health benefits, as well. For proof, just spend some time with someone who's on-the-whole more appreciative than most. You'll quickly see that they're more happy, less resentful, and even in possession of a keener mind than the average individual.And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Though you can't always see it, the benefits of being grateful even extend beyond the brain, making a person's heart healthier and leading to better, more restorative sleeps. It's enough to make a guy or gal want to say "thanks" to every little action, no matter how small—or even just for kicks. Read on, and see for yourself. And for more ways to live your healthiest and happiest life, Saying This One Word Will Boost Your Mood By 25 Percent.

20 Science-Backed Benefits of Gratitude

On its own, being a grateful person is already a good thing; a little niceness never hurts. But the quality comes with a number of surprising mental and physical health benefits, as well. For proof, just spend some time with someone who's on-the-whole more appreciative than most. You'll quickly see that they're more happy, less resentful, and even in possession of a keener mind than the average individual.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Though you can't always see it, the benefits of being grateful even extend beyond the brain, making a person's heart healthier and leading to better, more restorative sleeps. It's enough to make a guy or gal want to say "thanks" to every little action, no matter how small—or even just for kicks. Read on, and see for yourself. And for more ways to live your healthiest and happiest life, Saying This One Word Will Boost Your Mood By 25 Percent.

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