Every week we hand-pick the most interesting and buzz-worthy wellness news and put them all in one place. Health is never boring with these stories from around the web.
We all know that we should express gratitude more often than we do. This study found that sending thank you notes did more for the people sending than those receiving by continually improving the writers’ and receivers’ moods, despite the awkwardness the writers anticipated. – via Time
We have always known that creating good habits can have a positive effect on our lives. Now we have more motivation with some helpful tips about good habits to make to live a longer healthier life! – via Popular Science
Sleep is necessary for your body to restore and ready itself for another day. One night of poor sleep can leave you feeling sluggish and run down. Add in stress and it becomes one big vicious cycle. – via Medical News Today
The placebo effect just got a lot more real. More and more people are knowingly taking placebos to improve their health. By affecting the area of your brain that modulates pain, it can actually be more effective than medications for certain health conditions! – via BigThink
It’s no surprise that exercising regularly can lead to a longer life. However, a recent study suggests that social sports, like tennis and badminton, add more years to your life compared to a solo sports, such as running or cycling. – via The New York Times
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