FREDAY October 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) – Research has long shown how psychological disorders lead to poor physical health. Now researchers are learning more about the back of emotions, how living a purposeful life can have as many physical benefits as inspiring.
To have a purpose in life is simply to believe that your life has meaning and that you live according to your goals set for yourself.
One study found that a purposeful life has protective health benefits as you age. It can help people maintain the physical functions required for daily life, such as good walking speed and grip strength. Another found that it improves sleep quality ̵
An explanation for this deep connection between body and body may be that people with greater purpose in their lives tend to follow many healthy lifestyle habits, such as exercising, managing stress and taking preventive wellness steps. But one thing is certain: It can't hurt for you to try it on your own and see how it makes you feel.
Living a more purposeful life begins with self-reflection. It can be about using practice as a meditation and writing in a journal to better understand yourself, what is most important to you, how you want to live and how you are open to new opportunities. The second step is to find ways to implement your goals, take steps, big and small, to live that life.
The University of Minnesota has step by step advice on how to live a more purposeful life.
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