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Food For Thought – WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR THIS VALENTINE’S DAY?

What are you grateful for? A simple question to ask yourself daily – not just on Valentine’s Day. It’s amazing the power those five words can have on your psychological, physical and emotional health… and your social life.

I challenge you to take a moment each day this month to reflect on what you are grateful for. Why you ask?

Simply acknowledging a few things you feel grateful for each day is a powerful way to create change.

I think it’s important to consider all aspects of your health and your life when it comes to creating change – and focusing on what you are grateful for daily is one of those aspects that can influence your health, well-being and your choices.

Studies show us that people who feel gratitude:

  • don’t get sick as often as others
  • report fewer aches and pains
  • exercise more often
  • take better care of their health, sleep longer and even report feeling more refreshed upon waking
  • experience more happiness, joy and pleasure daily
  • feel more awake and energetic
  • are more willing to forgive others
  • feel less lonely and isolated
  • are more likely to help other people
  • behave in a generous and compassionate manner

It’s as simple as starting your mornings off with two to three minutes of reflecting on what you are most grateful for. It will help you focus and channel all those positive feels to get you through the day.

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Jenn Giurgevich is a Registered Dietitian and former contract Professor at Brescia University College with a wealth of nutrition knowledge. Over the last 10+ years, Jenn has paired her love for nutrition and health with her undeniable love for fitness, working as both a personal trainer and fitness instructor.

 

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