Did you know that happiness and a strong sense of emotional vitality helps lower your risk of heart disease? This statistic from the Cleveland Clinic while fun and interesting points to something our Life Care Managers (nurses) have known for a long time – your ‘spark’ or emotional connection to purpose and passion does directly impact your heart health. While a diet rich in good fats (nuts, avocado, olive oil), fiber or even an increase in magnesium contribute to maintaining a healthier heart, don’t overlook the simplicity of finding purpose in your life.
- ‘Positive feelings (happiness) have been associated with reduced inflammatory and cardiovascular response to stress.’ Researchers at University College London, Princeton University and Stony Brook University discovered this link after studying longevity and wellbeing.
- People with a high sense of purpose were less likely to have a stroke, heart attack or coronary artery disease requiring a stent or bypass surgery. That’s according to Dr. Randy Cohen, a cardiologist at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in NYC who revealed this after reviewing data from ten studies involving 136,000 men and women.
- 90% of the factors that shape poor health outcomes are due to reasons other than health and yet few healthcare options address these. Life Care Management (LCM) proactively goes beyond a medical focus using the 7 elements of wellbeing to keep costs down long-term and achieve individual goals.
Want to find ways to increase your purpose? Connect with our Navigation team and set up a free consultation, our Life Care Managers are ready to help you unleash your inner ‘spark.’