Not only can having a positive attitude do wonders for your quality of life, it also affects your overall health in a positive way. Researchers have found that people with chronic pain, who also have a negative attitude, suffer worse pain than those with positive attitudes. Stress and negativity tend to make the sensations of pain stronger. Negative attitude folks also suffer from more psychological distress regarding their chronic pain. What are other health benefits from having a positive mental attitude?
By Cody Boren, Occupational Athletic Trainer
Brrrr. It is officially that time of the year! It’s time to bundle up inside and get warm and cozy while we watch our favorite Christmas movies, right? This time of the year brings joy and happiness to just about anyone without the name Grinch or Scrooge, but it can also be the most dangerous and shocking time if you don’t take the right precautions. During the winter months the number of heart attacks and fatalities as a result, dramatically increases in parts of the country that see below freezing temperatures and significant snowfall.