Happiness & Health for Men: Understanding the Connection
Happiness can sometimes seem like a fleeting thing. It’s great to have around, but we also become accustomed to some unhappiness in life, too.
But have you ever thought about the health benefits of being happy? There are many, including improved heart health and a strengthened immune system—and our team at Qualicare wants to talk to you about how men can promote happiness in their lives.
Don’t Worry—Be Happy!
So now you know that happiness can benefit your health, both physically and mentally. But how can you find happiness in life? A few simple steps can go a long way:
Eat a “Happy” Diet
We all need to eat. But what if you could choose not only nutritious foods, but also ones that can help boost your mood? You actually can, by filling your plate with:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Greek yogurt
- Dark Chocolate
Spend Time With Friends
Friendship is important to both our mental and physical health.
Especially as we age, our friends can help us keep up healthy habits. We can all use a little support, and friends and loved ones can help provide that when it comes to getting regular exercise or eating a healthy diet. But beyond that, they also keep us active socially, which reaps benefits for our health.
So if it’s been awhile since you last saw your friends, try to plan a date with them soon. Whether you go golfing, play a game of cards or just hang out—your friends could help bring the smile you need.
Get Up and Dance!
That’s right—we said it. Choose to just get up and dance every now and then. Not only can it help to get in a good cardio workout, but have you ever tried to dance with a frown on your face?
Whether you’re alone in your living room or hanging out with your grandchild, turn up the music and just dance it out!
Are you looking for quality care for a aging loved one? Visit the Qualicare website today to learn how in-home care providers can offer services that improve your loved one’s quality of life!