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Secrets of Living a Longer & Healthier Life

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Increasingly, experts are finding that positive emotions do a lot more than simply make us feel good or get along better with others. In fact, having more positive emotions can help us gain new perspectives and change habits we simply don’t have the optimism or energy to change when we’re feeling stressed.

Significant success also has been achieved when people with a range of medical issues, including some types of diabetes and heart problems, depression, sleeplessness and obesity, intentionally practice increasing positive emotions, according to case studies.

HeartMath has conducted numerous scientific studies using heart-rate variability analysis to assess the effects of positive emotions, such as appreciation, caring and love, and found that increasing the amount of time that we experience these emotions has a significant positive impact on health, well-being and cognitive function. At a biological level the process of experiencing an emotion is both biochemical and neurological. It involves the heart, brain, nervous and hormonal systems.

We developed techniques at HeartMath to help people bring the heart, brain and nervous system into alignment, which makes shifting into a positive emotional state easier. With a little practice using the HeartMath techniques, you can to learn how to engage the power of your heart and change how you are feeling. You change your own internal pharmacy, feeling better more often, which can increase your motivation to live healthier and live longer.

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Deborah, from HeartMath

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of the for-profit Quantum Intech Inc (dba HeartMath Inc.) Deborah has been deeply committed to awareness development and personal growth for 40 years. Deborah is co-author with Doc Childre of Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Depression and Stopping Emotional Eating.

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10:32PM PDT on Mar 30, 2014

I never ever read such type of info before this was really incredible. Beauty Pixie

10:47PM PDT on May 16, 2013

LOL! There I think I just added 5 minutes to my life :)

12:02PM PST on Dec 23, 2012

good article

10:41PM PST on Dec 8, 2012

GOT TO HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOUR, AND SENSE OF SELF....

5:02AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

great article

10:25AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Thanks.

8:50AM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Thanks..

9:44AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

:)

11:39PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

both my parents are from Sardinia, now Australia. However, their lifestyle is somewhat different from what they knew in their early life. It may be a case of the first generation looking back to the ancestral land.

Thank you for the article:)

9:10AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

thanks for the good article

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