Can your beliefs make you healthier? We don’t know why, but research has shown that faith can help you overcome health challenges and maintain good health overall.
Faith and spirituality are different for everyone. For some, it’s organized religion like Christianity, Judaism, or Islam, for example. For others, it may be a special connection with nature or music. Whatever your faith is, studies show that believing deeply in something can give your body a boost to prevent and beat diseases.
How can you strengthen your spiritual health? Spend some quiet time thinking about what’s important to you.
Here are a few possibilities:
- Making art or music
- Spending time in nature
- Helping others
- Prayer or meditation
- Traditions or rituals
- Physical practices, like tai chi or yoga
When you make time in your everyday life for the spiritual activity that means the most to you, you’re more likely to be optimistic, caring, and happy. Those feelings are key to being healthier.
If you’d like to talk about how faith and spirituality can help you live a better, healthier life, call my office to schedule a consultation.