ways being thankful can improve your life
Less pain, more gain
Beyond helping us exorcise anxiety, gratitude might also help us exercise.
It "encourages us to exercise more and take better care of our health," the GGSC says, and research by Emmons and University of Miami psychologist Michael McCullough suggests it contributes to a wide range of physical health benefits, including a stronger immune system, reduced disease symptoms and lower blood pressure.
It can even make people "less bothered by aches and pains," the GGSC adds.