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Happiness: Tips to Copy in Animals

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Observing our pets in their everyday lives is a source of fun and joy, but it is also a valuable mine of information to remember for our health.


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Wednesday August 9, 2017, 1:54 pm

Tips to copy in animals

Observing our pets in their everyday lives is a source of fun and joy, but it is also a valuable mine of information to remember for our health. Inspire them in addition to follow the advice of this letter offering you no doubt to find happiness.

Dogs and cats have excellent lifestyles that science validates today one after the other.

My advice: imitate them!

One goal at a time!

You see this dog: at the same time that it tries to catch the ball, it does not try to send an email or to find on the Internet the classification of the best organic croquettes.

It focuses on one goal: the ball.

According to Stanford researchers, we should do well to take an example, because attention, memory and efficiency suffer from the scattering of tasks: it is enough for our brain to concentrate on two things to Be overloaded [1].

As Lord Chesterfield said to his son in 1740: "There is enough time to do everything in one day if you do only one thing at a time, but there is not enough time In an entire year to do everything if you do two things at the same time. "

A dog would not say better.

Make naps

A study of 24,000 people showed that those who took naps regularly reduced the risk of death by heart attack by almost 40% compared to those who only naped occasionally.

The nap flash (10 to 20 minutes) allows to relax, it can be interrupted and must be practiced every day to acquire control.

The royal siesta (one hour or more) must end on a natural awakening: when the paradoxical sleep or deep sleep, the mind is confused and prey to an unpleasant sensation that takes time to dissipate. If necessary, some gymnastic exercises will help to make them disappear.

Whether on four legs or two legs, this is the best way to burn calories. Walking is a sport particularly suitable for people suffering from chronic pain, fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis. Regular marches also have a demonstrated effect in combating depression, the risk of type 2 diabetes and cancer (breast, colon).

A team of researchers has shown that the recommended number of steps per day is:

12,000 for women aged 18 to 40
11,000 for women between 40 and 50
10 000 from 50 to 60 years, and 8000 from 60 years.
Men between the ages of 18 and 50 should take 12,000 steps a day, and 11,000 steps from age 50, or 8 to 10 kilometers per day, to maintain an ideal weight.

Cultivate Friendship

The Harvard Study of Adult Development is an unparalleled scientific study of happiness and its link to health. The researchers studied a group of people to find out what made them happy and healthy. After 75 years of observation (yes, 75 years !!!), they concluded that it was neither money, glory, or celebrity that best explained happiness, but the quality of relationships with other.

Sincere, profound relationships, love and friendship lived in truth: these are the pillars of happiness and health.

Live the moment

(He seems to appreciate the present moment, right?)

In a study entitled "A Wandering Mind is an Unhappy Mind", Harvard psychologists concluded that people are happier when they engage in activities that require a great deal of concentration. The psychologist of Hungarian origin Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (you can train regularly to say his name is excellent for the articulation) has worked all his life on the importance of channeling his thoughts to find balance and happiness. To speak of the optimal experience, the one that made the most happy, he developed the concept of "flow". "Flow" is the state where you are when you are "thoroughly" immersed in an activity that you master, requiring all your attention and skill, but without exceeding it. The "flow" is what a surgeon feels when he is operating, a surfer when he rushes into a roll, but it is also the craftsman who concentrates on his work, the cook who runs his dish , Where the father of family who tackles the puzzle of 1500 pieces of one of his children.

Forgive (not easy, but ...)

Various studies, including those conducted by Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University [2], responsible for the Stanford Forgiveness Project, emphasize that not forgiving has significant psychological, relational and even physical effects.

When we hold a grudge instead of forgiving, what is blocked in us poisons us: we are more subject to headaches, back pain, neck pain, stomach pain and ulcers, Depression, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, restlessness and lack of energy.

The absence of forgiveness also has an impact on longevity that it can shorten by five to six years. Colin Tipping [3], who has been conducting radical forgiveness workshops for more than 20 years, also links the inability to free himself from hatred, resentment and resentment, and the crystallization of certain forms of cancer.

Say thank you (with your mouth, you)

The animals say thank you (with the tail) because they understood that gratitude was good for them.

Among men, a recent study of 186 men and women with heart disease found that participants who reported the most gratitude in their daily lives were also healthier [4 ].

Those who go to church are accustomed to "give thanks" to God for the benefits he gives. Another easy way to practice gratitude is to keep a daily diary, with three to five benefits for which we are grateful.

Make the idiots (at least a little)
University of Maryland cardiologists discovered that people with a healthy heart had more sense of humor than those who had a heart attack. Conclusion: Laughter is an excellent doctor.

Watch funny movies, laugh heartily at your friends' jokes, enjoy the comic of certain situations: in the office, in the transport, in the street. If you do not know it, read the astonishing story of Norman Cousins, cured by laughter: (

And above all, do not take (too) seriously, your heart asks you.

Touch yourself, squeeze yourself

A study by Carnegie Mellon University showed that taking someone in their arms reduced the risk of viral infections by 30%.

The explanation, according to Sheldon Cohen, the study director, is that "this reduces the deleterious effects of stress". This protective effect is attributed to the physical contact itself and to the positive emotions that the cuddle generates (feeling of support, of intimacy).

Our skin, in fact, is traversed by small receptors (the "corpuscles of Parcini"), directly connected to the brain via the vagus nerve. During physical contact, these egg-shaped microcapsules will be stimulated and activate the oxytocin receptors ("the pleasure hormone") located in the brain. By discharging into the body, oxytocin causes a feeling of well-being and appeasement that will decrease the level of other stress-related hormones (cortisol for example).

But 10 seconds of cuddling a day do more than protect us from cold shocks! Thanks to the oxytocin produced, cuddling reduces the risk of heart disease, stress; They help fight fatigue and fight infections, stimulate the immune system and decrease depressive states [5].

Drink water)
Our first food and medicine is water. Rheumatoid and cardiovascular diseases can be relieved by drinking more water. Most importantly, drinking more water increases energy levels, helps sleep better and improves people's health.

To stay hydrated, drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day.

Eat small fish
(I do not agree on this point with the article)

The best fish for health are the small fatty fish of the cold seas: anchovies, sardines, herring, mackerel.

Omega-3s in small fish are rich in DHA (docosahexaionic acid), essential for brain function: 97% of the 14% omega-3 in the brain is DHA. It participates in the transmission of nerve impulses between neurons.

Omega-3s slow down cognitive decline with age. DHA also has non-specific functions that would also contribute to a protective effect against neurodegenerative diseases, ie Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and many others.

But that's not all :

Small fish improve sight. A high DHA level would limit the risk of age-related macular degeneration by 68%. Men who eat the most fatty fish, rich in omega-3s, would reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes in the long term by a third.

The small fatty fish also contain interesting intakes of vitamin D, selenium, phosphorus and high quality protein.

Get out, live in the great outdoors!

A walk in the forest, in the mountains, feel the air of the sea fill your lungs, breath of the wind refresh your head: life in the great outdoors is a benefit for the body (stress reduction, synthesis of vitamin D, Etc.) and for the soul.

In children, studies have also shown that outdoor play is a source of better vision, fewer hyperactivity disorders, and better academic performance.

So everyone outside, take the dog, and think of waking the cat if he (again) naps!


Gabriel Combris

Freya H (345)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 2:33 pm
I have lived with cats most of my life, and I have learned a lot from them.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 4:28 pm
animals often are able to comfort you much better than many humans can; they instinctively feel if you feel good or bad and they love you deeply, impartial and without any reservation; they don't care about wealth or money, how you live or how you look - that is what I learned.

TOM T (247)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 2:38 pm
Interesting ... Thanks for the Info
Thank You 4 Sharing .....

Janis K (129)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 6:28 pm
Thanks for sharing

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday August 13, 2017, 1:57 am
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