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The Practice of Gratitude and Why It's Important

Posted by Johanna Cider  Nov 2, 2019 7:05:00 AM

Gratitude is the act of being thankful and expressing appreciation. It is essentially a change in mindset, encouraging you to focus on and reflect the positives in the present. 

This article introduces the practice of gratitude and why it’s important. 

Improves physical health

Gratitude works wonders for your physical health. Those who are grateful tend to have less physical symptoms and pain. Grateful people are also more likely to be conscious of their health. This is likely to prolong life expectancy. Interestingly, those that expressed gratitude spent more time exercising. 

Exercise has been proven to be incredibly important to health and well-being. However, there are many barriers to exercise. The most common being lack of time. If you’re struggling with finding time to exercise, think outside the box. Incorporate fitness into the workplace. Try take short walking breaks or do some basic stretches. Get your co-workers involved to help with motivation.

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