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Is happiness the key to health?

Discussion in 'Fitness, Health & Nutrition' started by OldWiseGuy, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    Most of my friends are gone as well as my siblings. Although I have had some bumps and bruises I am a healthy and vigorous 79 year old (80 next April). The one notable difference between myself and many others close to my age that I have known personally is that I have always been happy and lighthearted while they have been troubled in various ways. Could a happy carefree attitude promote health? I believe it can. What thinketh ye?
     
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  2. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    True Biographical Book of Pastor who survived terminal cancer diagnosis by obeying the Bible:

    "God's Key to Health and Happiness"
     
  3. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    Why do the wicked prosper ? >>

    Why Do the Wicked Prosper? - Church of the Great God

    https://www.cgg.org › index.cfm › fuseaction › Library.sr › Why-Do-Wic...

    Righteous men have complained about the ease of the evil for ages, but what is the answer? King David contemplated this, and gives us the answer.
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    Jeremiah 12 TLV - Why do the Wicked Prosper? - Righteous ...

    https://www.biblegateway.com › passage

    12 Righteous are You, Adonai, when I plead my case with You. Yet I speak with You about justice. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the ...
     
  4. “Paisios”

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    Some studies seem to agree with you...

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  5. KeeperOfMemories

    KeeperOfMemories New Member

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    That's true. Happiness does affect health. It does have an effect on your well-being, and you also take care of yourself better when you're happier.
     
  6. ThatRobGuy

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    Mental health...I suppose you can make a case that people who are less stressed have better health.

    But I think that needs to be taken into context. A happy, content 350lbs person is still more unhealthy than a person who's at a healthy weight, but may have more life stress.
     
  7. christine40

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    a study showed married men are the happiest, then single men & woman & lastly married woman

    my guess is wives are still cooking for husbands so they don't eat out too much which isn't healthy

    plus wives get their husbands to go to Dr regularly

    my guess is married woman are least happy cause they never get to retire from cooking & cleaning, lol
     
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  8. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    Women must be happier...they live longer.
     
  9. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    OR 2 Timothy 2 might apply?

    May be, God Knows, they have a longer time to repent, to be saved.....

    Study Bible The Lord's Approved Workman…24 And a servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome, but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, and forbearing. 25 He must gently reprove those who oppose him, in the hope that God may grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth. 26 Then they will come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, who has taken them captive to his will.…Berean Study Bible
     
  10. christine40

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    only the good die young
    we had a happy, good niece .....she died at 18
     
  11. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    New International Version
    The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.

    New Living Translation
    Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come.
     
  12. *LILAC

    *LILAC Keeping it simple. Supporter

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    Most definitely yes! I know alot of grumpy people and they are continuously plagued with some illness or other. On the other hand, I know happier people who rarely get sick at all. :wave:
     
  13. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    Remember when Israel got grumpy ? They obeyed Yahuweh (Eternal Sovereign Creator)
    but grumbled......
    The Creator Responded >>>>>

    Num 14:27
    “How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites.


    [​IMG] Num 14:28

    So tell them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say:
    [​IMG] Num 14:29

    In this wilderness your bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me.
     
  14. *LILAC

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    Then you've got Proverbs 15:13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.
    So yeah, being happy is Biblical! :)
     
  15. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    And realizing that Salvation is (for some) equivalent to Healing,
    and the strength of our Joy is our Union with the Savior Jesus and with The Father in heaven,
    and the Joy of our Salvation can be renewed (a song and a Psalm both exclaim "Renew in me the Joy of my Salvation" as well as "Create in me a Right Spirit" , and so forth...

    How many times is JOY in the Bible ? :)
     
  16. *LILAC

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    Well, I've personally never counted how many times joy is in the Bible! ^_^ But there is alot of joy and rejoice and God is always saying to do those things.
     
  17. LaBèlla

    LaBèlla Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Absolutely! You view life and challenges through different lenses when joy is a constant. When you’re used to feeling good and thinking positively, it’s difficult to sanction the negativity and mayhem others consume. You understand the danger and keep toxic things at bay.

    ~Bella
     
  18. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    In reply to my own op, health is also a key to happiness. It's hard to be happy when you have nagging health problems.
     
  19. Mak33y

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    Definitely!
    Mental health and positive outlook in life plays a vital role in our health, it affects all our senses, when we're happy it affects the whole body. Keep it up, Stay Strong!
     
  20. OldWiseGuy

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