Be Responsible For Your Own Happiness

Are you in the pursuit of Health, Wellth, & Happiness? Then did you know…? -When people get married their happiness peaks, but after a while their happiness returns to the level it was before they got married. -Women tend to experience their all-time lowest life satisfaction at age 37, whereas men typically experience this at 42 -Having 100-200 belly laughs a day is the equivalent of a high impact workout, burning off up to 500 calories. -Gold doesn’t guarantee happiness. Studies of Olympic athletes found that bronze medal winners are happier than silver medal winners and sometimes happier than gold medallists. According to the Australian teams psychologist , Graham Winters, it feels better to come third when you are not expecting it than to be pipped for first. -The late pioneering social psychologist Professor Michael Argyle, who conducted many happiness studies, showed that among the things that made people happy are sport, music and – most of all dancing. Encouraging sports facilities everywhere would greatly increase a nations happiness. Group dancing which, which combines, exercise, music, community, touch and rules, also drastically increases happiness. -Several studies have shown that a pet can reduce blood pressure and stress, promoting health and happiness. -After basic needs are met, extra material wealth has little or no effect on life satisfaction or happiness (broadly speaking you would need to receive a windfall of more than 1 million to transform you from an unhappy person to a happy person and even then the effect is often temporary). -People in steady relationships are generally happier than singles. -In nations with high levels of income equality, such as the Scandinavian countries, happiness tends to be higher than in nations with unequal wealth distribution, such as the USA. People tend to prefer more local autonomy and more direct democracy to increased income. -According to a new look at a 40 year old study on child rearing practices conducted at Harvard University, those children who were hugged and cuddled more grew up to be the happiest.

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